I am pleased to announce the launch of the Danko Surname Study.
The Danko Surname Study is designed to study the relationships among those with the surname Danko and its variants.
The study is comprised of two projects:
The Danko Genealogy Project: a one-name study to document the genealogy of those with Danko ancestors; and
The Danko DNA Project: a Y-DNA study to analyze the genetic relationships of men with the Danko surname.
According to Kazimierz Rymut (Rymut, Kazimierz. 2003. Dictionary of surnames in current use in Poland at the beginning of the 21st century. Chicago, IL: Polish Genealogical Society of America.), in Poland at the beginning of the 21st century, the distribution of the Dańko surname and its variants included:
- Danco – 1
- Danko – 75
- Dańka – 16
- Dańko – 998
The surname distribution in Poland is shown on the following maps:
SOURCE: Mojkrewni, “Mapa nazwisk”, database, Mojkrewni.pl (http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/kompletny/danko.html : accessed 05 Jul 2008), user-defined report for “Danko”.
The Danko surname is most frequently found in the following locations in Poland:
- Warszawa – 14
- Sulęcin – 11
- Słubice – 7
- Sucha Beskidzka – 7
- City of Kraków – 5
- City of Wałbrzych – 5
- Jelenia Góra – 5
- Żywiec – 4
- Strzelce Opolskie – 4
- City of Bielsko-Biała – 4
SOURCE: Mojkrewni, “Mapa nazwisk”, database, Mojkrewni.pl (http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/kompletny/da%25C5%2584ko.html : accessed 05 Jul 2008), user-defined report for “Dańko”.
The Dańko surname is most frequently found in the following locations in Poland:
- Przemyśl – 115
- Sucha Beskidzka – 36
- Brzozów – 36
- City of Białystok – 35
- City of Przemyśl – 33
- Świdnik – 31
- Sokółka – 28
- City of Lublin – 27
- Białystok – 26
- City of Kraków – 26
My own Dańko ancestors were from Przemyśl, the area of Poland with the largest number of individuals with the Dańko surname. Przemyśl is the red are in the lower right corner of the map, above.
In addition to Poland, the Danko surname occurs in significant numbers in Hungary. A total of 1300 individuals in Hungary bear the Danko surname or a related surname. Together, the following surnames represent the 185th most common in Hungary:
The surname also occurs frequently in countries bordering Poland and Hungary:
- Czech Republic
The US Federal Census shows that, in 1930, individuals with the Danko surname resided in:
- New Jersey
- New York
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
The US Federal Census for the year 2000 shows that 3422 individuals with the Danko surname were residing in the United States.
To participate in the Danko Genealogy Project, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . To participate in the Danko DNA Project, please go to the Danko DNA Project webpage or contact me directly by email at email@example.com . Those who participate in the Danko DNA Project are entitled to discounted rates for DNA tests at Family Tree DNA.
Copyright © 2008 by Stephen J. Danko