Dahlke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Dahlke 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 Dahlke family

The surname Dahlke 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 Dahlke family

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

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

Early Notables of the Dahlke family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Dahlke were Sir Franz Dahlen von Orlaburg (b.1779), a privy councillor, a general in the Austrian army, and...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dahlke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dahlke 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 Dahlke were

Dahlke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius Dahlke, aged 36, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1877 [1]
  • Margaret Dahlke, aged 3, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1877 [1]
  • Marie Dahlke, aged 6, who landed in New York, NY in 1884 [1]
  • Heinr Dahlke, aged 36, who landed in New York, NY in 1884 [1]
  • Herm Dahlke, aged 2, who arrived in New York, NY in 1884 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dahlke (post 1700) +

  • Jerome Alexander Dahlke (1929-2006), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Ronald D. Dahlke, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988 [2]
  • Robert Dahlke, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996 [2]
  • Hermann Dahlke (1917-1943), German Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) in the Waffen SS, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Kurt Dahlke (b. 1958), German musician and producer
  • Paul Victor Ernst Dahlke (1904-1984), German stage and film actor


  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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