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Where did the English Dann family come from? What is the English Dann family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dann family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dann family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Dann comes from the family having resided in the valley or the dann. The surname often meant the dweller in the valley.
Dann has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Dan, Dann, Danne, Dans, Danns, Dannes and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dann research. Another 254 words(18 lines of text) covering the year 1327 is included under the topic Early Dann History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Dann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dann family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 108 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Danns to arrive on North American shores:
Dann Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Dann Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Dann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dann 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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