Dahmer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Dahmer family

The surname Dahmer 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.

Important Dates for the Dahmer family

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Dahmer 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 Dahmer family (pre 1700)

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Dahmer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dahmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hen Michael Dahmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1769 [1]
Dahmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Dahmer, who settled in Illinois in 1842
  • Elisabeth Dahmer, who settled in North America in 1847
  • Georg Dahmer, who settled in North America in 1847
  • George Dahmer, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dahmer (post 1700)

  • Virgil F. Dahmer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Grant County, 1958, 1960 [2]
  • Hugo Dahmer, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 57 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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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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