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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Damann, Dammann, Daman, Dammann, Damm and others.

First found in Oldenburg, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the German nation.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dammann research. Another 169 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1540 and 1), are included under the topic Early Dammann History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dammann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dammann Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizth Dammann, aged 25, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1787

Dammann Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinr Dammann, aged 28, landed in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Carl Dammann, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846


  • William Henry "Wee Willie" Dammann (1872-1948), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds 1897-1899
  • Dirk Dammann (b. 1967), German former professional footballer
  • Gerhard Dammann (1883-1946), German film actor active 1928 to 1943
  • Erik Dammann (b. 1931), Norwegian author, environmentalist and government scholar


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  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Dammann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dammann 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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