Dahlquist History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Dahlquist 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 Dahlquist family

The surname Dahlquist 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 Dahlquist family

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

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

Early Notables of the Dahlquist family (pre 1700)

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

In the United States, the name Dahlquist is the 13,312nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Dahlquist 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 Dahlquist were

Dahlquist Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C Dahlquist, who arrived in Mississippi in 1895 [2]
Dahlquist Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Nels Dahlquist, who landed in Wisconsin in 1908 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dahlquist (post 1700) +

  • General John Ernest Dahlquist (1896-1975), American Chief of the Office of Army Field Forces (1953-1955) [3]
  • William E. Dahlquist, American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 65th District; Elected 1942; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1952 [4]
  • Carl P. Dahlquist, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives, 1950 [4]
  • Alvin Dahlquist, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940 [4]

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) John Dahlquist. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Dahlquist/John_Ernest/USA.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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