Dahler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Dahler 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 Dahler family

The surname Dahler 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.

Important Dates for the Dahler family

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

Dahler 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 Dahler include Dahl, Dahlen, Dahlin, Dahlem, Dallen, Dallin and others.

Early Notables of the Dahler family (pre 1700)

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

Dahler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Dahler, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]

Dahler migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dahler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Johann Dahler, who settled in Canada in 1783

Contemporary Notables of the name Dahler (post 1700)

  • Edward "Ed" Dahler Jr. (1926-2012), American NBA professional basketball player who played in the early 1950s
  • Don Dahler, American journalist and writer for CBS News
  • H. F. Dahler, American Republican politician, Chair of Moniteau County Republican Party, 1949 [2]
  • Pieter Frederich "P.F." Dahler (1883-1948), Eurasian politician and activist

Citations

  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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