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Where did the English Dane family come from? What is the English Dane family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dane family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dane family history?The ancestors of the bearers of the Dane family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in or near a valley having derived from the word denu or dene, which meant valley.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Dane include Dane, Danes and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dane research. Another 289 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1327, and 1568 are included under the topic Early Dane History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Dane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dane or a variant listed above:
Dane Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Dane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dane 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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