Dahlen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Dahlen is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Austrian ancestry. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, Austria was settled by the Alemanni, Avars, and Slavs. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Dahlen family

The surname Dahlen was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Dahlen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dahlen research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1742, 1779 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Dahlen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dahlen Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Dahlen include Dahl, Dahlen, Dahlin, Dahlem, Dallen, Dallin and others.

Early Notables of the Dahlen family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Dahlen were Sir Franz Dahlen von Orlaburg (b.1779), a privy councillor, a general in the Austrian army, and...
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United States Dahlen migration to the United States +

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Dahlen 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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