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Denver Family History

Denver Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Denver in Norfolk, named as ‘Danes’ crossing’, from Old English Dene ‘Dane’ (genitive Dena) + fær ‘ford’, ‘passage’, ‘crossing’.

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

Similar surnames: Denner, Denyer, Beaver, Lever, Denier, Denger, Enger, Driver, Deaner

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Where is the Denver family from?

You can see how Denver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Denver families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Denver families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Denver's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Denver families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Denver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Denver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Denver. 14% of Denver men worked as a Clerk and 24% of Denver women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denver were Salesman and Clerk.

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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

  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Waitress
  • Groover
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Denver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denver census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 933 immigration records available for the last name Denver. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Denver. For the veterans among your Denver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Denver lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Denver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Denver in 1959 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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