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Dennen Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of Daniel, or from a short form of a Germanic personal name with the first element Dein- (Dutch thegna ‘man’, ‘serving man’, ‘thane’, or ‘fighting man’). In some cases, probably an altered spelling of the Irish surname Dennan, an Americanized form of Ó Doineannaigh ‘descendant of Doineannaoh’, a byname from doineannach ‘tempestuous’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mennen, Ennen, Hennen, Mannen, Dannen, Reynen, Deren, Denny, Benner

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Where is the Dennen family from?

You can see how Dennen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dennen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dennen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Dennen families living in Maine. This was about 59% of all the recorded Dennen's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Dennen families in 1840.
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What did your Dennen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dennen. 17% of Dennen men worked as a Salesman and 23% of Dennen women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dennen were Laborer and Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    23%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Operator
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 718 immigration records available for the last name Dennen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dennen. For the veterans among your Dennen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dennen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Dennen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dennen in 1960 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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