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Where did the French D'anger family come from? What is the French D'anger family crest and coat of arms? When did the D'anger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the D'anger family history?

The D'anger surname is an old name from Normandy. It comes from when the family lived in the former province of Anjou, which comprised parts of southern Armorica, Indre-et-Loire, and Sarthe. The ancient capital of Anjou was Angers and, from the 10th century, this region was a countship belonging to the Plantagenet dynasty. Anjou was attached to the English Crown in 1156, after Henry II, the son of the Count of Anjou, became King of England. However, the territory was recovered by Philippe II in 1206 and, in 1487, the province was secured as Crown land by the French Crown.

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One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name D'anger include Anger, Angers, Angier, Ange, Dange, d'Angeros, Dangeros, d'Anger, d'Ange, d'Angier, d'Angers, Anget, Angay, Angey, Angé, d'Anget, d'Angay, d'Angey, d'Angé, Angger, Anggers, Anggier, d'Angger, d'Anggers, d'Anggier, Ager, Agey, d'Agey, Ageais, d'Ageais, Aggeais, Lange, Angerot, Dangerot, d'Angerot and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our D'anger research. Another 527 words(38 lines of text) covering the years 1060, 1083, 1568, 1629, 1634, 1638, and 1720 are included under the topic Early D'anger History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 79 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early D'anger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name D'anger were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name D'anger were

D'anger Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Conon Danger, who arrived in Virginia in 1687

D'anger Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Johannes Will Danger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750

D'anger Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Lewis Danger, who arrived in New York in 1839
  • Leib H, Danger, who came to New York, NY in 1878
  • Joh, Danger, who arrived in Baltimore in 1889

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fides
Motto Translation: Faith.

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The D'anger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The D'anger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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