Early Origins of the Danger family
The surname Danger was first found in Dorset
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron
, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Angerville who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. They were from Angerville in Contentin in Normandy, one of the oldest Norman noble families.
Early History of the Danger family
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Danger Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dangerfield, Daingerfield, a'Angerville, d'Angerfield and many more.
Early Notables of the Danger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Danger family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Danger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Conon Danger, who arrived in Virginia in 1687
Danger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johannes Will Danger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
Danger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Lewis Danger, who arrived in New York in 1839
- Leib H, Danger, who settled in New York, NY in 1878
- Joh, Danger, who, who arrived in Baltimore in 1889
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)