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Dam Early Origins



The surname Dam was first found in Oldenburg, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the German nation.

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Dam Spelling Variations


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Dam Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Damann, Dammann, Daman, Dammann, Damm and others.

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Dam Early History


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Dam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dam research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1540 and 1), are included under the topic Early Dam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dam Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dam 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:

Dam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Jansen Dam, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1634
  • Eliza Dam, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • John Dam, who arrived in New England in 1649

Dam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M I Dam, aged 31, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Maria Van Dam, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Mrs. Jan Van Dam, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Lummigje Kruis Karsten Dam, aged 42, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Jan Van Dam, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dam (post 1700)



  • Philip M. Van Dam, American Republican politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1976-77; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979
  • Paul E. Van Dam, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1950
  • John Van Dam, American politician, Supervisor of Plainfield Township, Michigan; Elected 1921
  • George Van Dam, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960
  • Dwight Dam, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1972
  • Chris Dam, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 26th District, 1943-46
  • Carl Peter Henrik Dam (1895-1976), Danish biochemist

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Dam Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dam 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 2 February 2016 at 09:27.

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