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Origins of the Daniel surname

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About the Daniels

We have a total number of 83736 records for people with the last name Daniel.

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Where do most Daniels live?

In 1921, most Daniels lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Daniels

How common is your surname?

563rd most common surname in the UK

We have 71,300 records for the Daniel surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Daniels most likely to marry?

Mc Daniels



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What are the most common Daniel first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Daniels

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Daniels in 1921


House Servant


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Daniels in 1921
Coal Miner




Agricultural Labourer


Farm Hands


Coal Miner Hewer


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