Origins Available: English
The Danger surname is an old name from Normandy
. It comes from when the family lived in the former province of Anjou
, which comprised parts of southern Armorica, Indre-et-Loire, and Sarthe. The ancient capital of Anjou
was Angers and, from the 10th century, this region was a countship belonging to the Plantagenet dynasty. Anjou
was attached to the English Crown in 1156, after Henry II, the son of the Count of Anjou, became King of England
. However, the territory was recovered by Philippe II in 1206 and, in 1487, the province was secured as Crown land by the French Crown.
Early Origins of the Danger family
The surname Danger was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Danger family
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Danger Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Danger include Anger, Angers, Angier, Ange, Dange, d'Angeros, Dangeros, d'Anger, d'Ange, d'Angier, d'Angers, Anget, Angay, Angey, Angé, d'Anget, d'Angay, d'Angey, d'Angé, Angger, Anggers, Anggier, d'Angger, d'Anggers, d'Anggier, Ager, Agey, d'Agey, Ageais, d'Ageais, Aggeais, Lange, Angerot, Dangerot, d'Angerot and many more.
Early Notables of the Danger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Danger family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Danger were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Danger were
Danger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Conon Danger, who arrived in Virginia in 1687
Danger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johannes Will Danger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
Danger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Lewis Danger, who arrived in New York in 1839
- Leib H, Danger, who settled in New York, NY in 1878
- Joh, Danger, who, who arrived in Baltimore in 1889
The Danger Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Faith.