Danaher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Danaher family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name Danaher comes from the personal name Dennis. Danaher is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Some patronyms were formed from the personal names of the father of the bearer, while others came from prominent religious and secular figures. The surname Danaher was first established in Lancashire, prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the Danaher family

The surname Danaher was first found in Lancashire (located in northwest England and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Danaher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Danaher research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 10,0, 1424, 1634, 1st , 1676, 1501 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Danaher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Danaher Spelling Variations

In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Danaher has appeared Denny, Denney, Dennie, Denie, Denye, Deanney, Deannie and many more.

Early Notables of the Danaher family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Danaher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Danaher family to Ireland

Some of the Danaher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Danaher migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Danaher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Danaher, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
  • Denis Danaher, aged 12, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • Edmund Danaher, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • John Danaher, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • Bridget Danaher, aged 16, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Danaher migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Danaher Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Danaher, aged 38, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Danaher (post 1700)

  • Kevin Danaher, American author and anti-globalization activist
  • Kevin Danaher (1913-2002), Irish prominent folklorist, author of 10 books about Irish traditional customs and beliefs
  • De Clan Danaher (b. 1980), English rugby union footballer
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