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Denner Name Meaning

German: variant of Danner, or a habitational name for someone from a place called Denn in the Rhineland. English: from an agent derivative of Middle English denn ‘woodland pasture for swine’, hence an occupational or topographic name.

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


Similar surnames: Venner, Depner, Penner, Fenner, Renner, Jenner, Kenner, Danner

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Where is the Denner family from?

You can see how Denner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Denner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Denner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Denner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Denner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Denner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Denner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Denner. 20% of Denner men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Denner women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denner were Machinist and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Denner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Denner. For the veterans among your Denner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Denner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Denner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Denner in 1951 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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