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Early Origins of the Dahm family

The surname Dahm was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Dahm family

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Dahm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Daem, Daems, Daen, Daendels, Daens, Daemer, Daemen, Daemeler, Daenlen, Daenfeld, Daenemann, Dame, Dahm and many more.

Early Notables of the Dahm family (pre 1700)

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United States Dahm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dahm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Dahm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
Dahm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anton Dahm, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dahm (post 1700) +

  • Nathan Dahm, American politician, Member of the Oklahoma Senate (2012)
  • Nicole Erica, and Jaclyn Dahm (b. 1977), American identical triplet models
  • Richard "Rich" Dahm, American Primetime Emmy Award winning comedy writer, co-executive producer and head writer for The Colbert Report
  • James H. Dahm, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 5th District, 1915 [2]
  • Chris Dahm, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008 [2]
  • Sebastian Dahm (b. 1987), Danish professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Johannes Daniel Dahm (b. 1969), German geographer, ecologist, activist and consultant
  • Jan Dahm (1921-2013), Norwegian resistance member during World War II
  • Werner Karl Dahm (1917-2008), German spaceflight scientist who emigrated to America under Operation Paperclip and was later the Marshall Space Flight Center Chief Aerodynamicis
  • Helen Dahm (1878-1968), Swiss artist and a follower of the expressionist movement

  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 on Facebook