Dahlen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the distinguished Dahlen family can be traced to the rugged Scandinavian country of Norway. The surname Dahlen was given to someone who lived in a valley or among several valleys. It was originally derived from the word Old Norse word dalr, which means valley, and is a cognate of the English surname Dale.

Dahlen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dahlen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Dahlen, age 27, who arrived in America in 1776
  • Heinrich Dahlen, who arrived in America in 1780 [1]
Dahlen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Dahlen, aged 26, who arrived in Missouri in 1845 [1]
  • Sophie Dahlen, who settled in Texas in 1852
  • Joh Dahlen, who landed in America in 1853 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dahlen (post 1700)

  • William Frederick Dahlen (1870-1950), nicknamed "Bad Bill," an American Major League Baseball shortstop and manager, active from 1891 to 1913
  • Neal Dahlen, American retired football administrator, who worked for San Francisco 49ers (1979-1996), and the Denver Broncos (1996-2003), he earned a record seven Super Bowl rings
  • A. N. Dahlen, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 23rd District, 1891-92 [2]
  • Ulf Reinhold Dahlén (b. 1967), Swedish retired ice hockey player
  • Carl Dahlén (1770-1851), Swedish ballet dancer and choreographer
  • Andreas Dahlén (b. 1982), Swedish footballer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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