Dagenhardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Dagenhardt is derived from the old Germanic first name Deganhard, which consists of the Old High German elements "degen" ("dagger") and "hart" ("strong") collectively a "strong dagger" or "strong sword."
Early Origins of the Dagenhardt family
The surname Dagenhardt was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The name was first recorded with estates at Frankfort and part of the nobility in the 13th century.
Other early records include: Ruodolf Tegenhart, who lived near Freiburg in 1238 and Johann dictus Degenhart, who lived in the same city in 1280.
Early History of the Dagenhardt family
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Dagenhardt Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Degenhart, Deigenhart, Degnhart, Dagenhart, Degnhardt, Dagenhardt and many more.
Early Notables of the Dagenhardt family
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Migration of the Dagenhardt family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Dagenhart, who settled in America in 1765; Christian Dagenhart, who came to Frederick Co., MD in 1795; Henry Dagenhart, who came to Allegheny Co., PA in 1840.