Dahms History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dahms family

The surname Dahms 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 Dahms family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dahms research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1705 and 1842 are included under the topic Early Dahms History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dahms 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 Dahms family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dahms family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Barba Dahn, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1752; Elisabeth Dahn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757; Jorg Adam Dehmer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1765.


Contemporary Notables of the name Dahms (post 1700) +

  • Kenneth J. Dahms, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 7½ aerial victories
  • Ferdinand C. Dahms, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1922 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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