Dahlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished surname Dahlin 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 Dahlin family
The surname Dahlin 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 Dahlin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dahlin research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1742, 1779 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Dahlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dahlin Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Dahlin include Dahl, Dahlen, Dahlin, Dahlem, Dallen, Dallin and others.
Early Notables of the Dahlin family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Dahlin were Sir Franz Dahlen von Orlaburg (b.1779), a privy councillor, a general in the Austrian army, and...
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Migration of the Dahlin family
Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dahlin or a variant listed above: Heinrich Dahlen, age 27; who arrived in America in 1776; Johann Dahler came to Canada in 1783; Sophie Dahlen settled in Texas in 1852; Martin Dahlem came to Philadelphia in 1856..
Contemporary Notables of the name Dahlin (post 1700)
- Jeff Dahlin (b. 1977), American magazine publisher
- Jason Dahlin (b. 1979), American musician
- Emilia Dahlin, American singer-songwriter
- David C. Dahlin (1917-2003), American physician-pathologist
- Douglas Dahlin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1948 
- Marienette Dahlin (b. 1953), Swedish actress
- Marcus Dahlin (b. 1982), Swedish footballer, a defender
- Kjell Dahlin (b. 1963), Swedish ice hockey forward
- Jacob Dahlin (1952-1991), Swedish television and radio-host
- Isak Dahlin (b. 1987), Swedish footballer
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