Danos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Danos family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the valley or the dann. The surname often meant the dweller in the valley.

Early Origins of the Danos family

The surname Danos was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Danos family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Danos research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1327 is included under the topic Early Danos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Danos Spelling Variations

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 Danos include Dan, Dann, Danne, Dans, Danns, Dannes and others.

Early Notables of the Danos family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Danos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Danos Ranking

In the United States, the name Danos is the 14,939th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Danos family to Ireland

Some of the Danos family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Danos family

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 Danos or a variant listed above: George Dan who settled in Virginia in 1655; John Dan settled in Barbados in 1678; Jacob Dann settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1870.



  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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