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The ancestors of the bearers of the Dane family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in or near a valley having derived from the word denu or dene, which meant valley.

Dane Early Origins



The surname Dane was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Dane Spelling Variations


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Dane Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Dane include Dane, Danes and others.

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Dane Early History


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Dane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dane research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1568, 1327, 1615, 1697 and 1636 are included under the topic Early Dane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Francis Dane (1615-1697), English sizar at King's College, Cambridge who emigrated to Massachusetts with his parents in 1636. He later co-wrote a letter with 23 others to the governor condemning the...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dane In Ireland


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Dane In Ireland



Some of the Dane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dane or a variant listed above:

Dane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas and William Dane also migrated to the same area in 1635
  • Yoragh Dane settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John Dane who migrated from Essex, England, to Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1636
  • Eustace Dane settled in Virginia in 1652

Dane Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Daniel Dane U.E. who settled in Charlotee County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Luther Dane U.E., "Dana" who settled in Charlotee County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Dane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Dane, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

Dane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H. Dane arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dane (post 1700)



  • Lloyd Dane (1925-2015), American NASCAR Grand National Series driver from Eldon, Missouri
  • Barbara Dane (b. 1927), American folk, blues, and jazz singer
  • Dana Dane (b. 1965), stage name of Dana McLeese, an American hip hop recording artist
  • Eric Dane (b. 1972), American actor, best known for his recurring role as Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan on the medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy
  • Karl Dane (1886-1934), born Rasmus Karl Therkelsen Gottlieb, Danish-born, American comedian and actor known for his work in the silent film era
  • Jax Dane (b. 1981), American professional wrestler, former one-time NWA World Tag Team Champion
  • Nathan Dane (1752-1835), American lawyer and statesman who represented Massachusetts in the Continental Congress from 1785 through 1788
  • Clemence Dane (1891-1965), pseudonym of Winifred Ashton, English novelist and playwright
  • William Dane CBE, British member of the Board of Governors of Children's Hospital

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Dane Historic Events


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Dane Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Alan Fred Dane, British Leading Steward, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Dane Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Dane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dane 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 17 December 2015 at 16:55.

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