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Dahn Early Origins



The surname Dahn was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Like many surnames, the name Dahn began as a personal name and was later adopted as a surname. It is a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Deinhard, which is made up of the words "degen," meaning "warrior or hero" and "hard," meaning "brave or strong."

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Dahn Spelling Variations


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Dahn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dahn, Dahne, Dehn, Dehne and others.

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Dahn Early History


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Dahn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dahn research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1603 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Dahn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dahn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dahn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dahn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dahn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jakob Dahn, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Philip Dahn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749

Dahn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Dahn, who settled in America in 1805
  • John Dahn, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1866

Dahn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Barba Dahn, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1752
  • Maria Dahn, who came to Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Elisabeth Dahn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • George Dahn, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Maria Dahn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dahn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dahn (post 1700)



  • Bill Dahn, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 2001
  • Kristine Dahn, American biochemist
  • Julius Sophus Felix Dahn (1834-1912), German historian

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Dahn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dahn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 11:19.

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