Dahn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dahn family

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."

Important Dates for the Dahn family

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Dahn Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dahn family (pre 1700)

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Dahn migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Philip Dahn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
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 [1]

Dahn migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dahn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Barba Dahn, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1752
  • Maria Dahn, who settled in 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

Contemporary Notables of the name Dahn (post 1700)

  • Kristine Dahn, American biochemist
  • Bill Dahn, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 2001 [2]
  • Julius Sophus Felix Dahn (1834-1912), German historian

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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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