Damen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Damen family
The surname Damen 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.
Early History of the Damen family
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Damen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Damann, Dammann, Daman, Dammann, Damm and others.
Early Notables of the Damen family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time included William Daman (1540-1591), one of the musicians to Queen Elizabeth, harmonised for the use of a friend the psalm tunes then in common use, to the number of about forty. His friend, in 1579, published them under the following title: The Psalmes of David in English Meter with Notes of foure partes set unto them by Guilielmo Damon, for John Bull [who is called in the preface, 'Citezen and Goldsmith of London '], to the use of the godly Christians for recreatyng themselves in stede of fond and unseemly Ballades. At London, Printed by John Daye...
In Netherlands, the name Damen is the 145th most popular surname with an estimated 7,641 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Damen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Damen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century