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The surname Danko was a baptismal name meaning "the son of Daniel." It was originally formed by the addition of the suffix "kin" onto the pet name Dan, to create Dankin. As was typically with this type of name, the suffix "kin" was shortened over time into "kys" and "ks." Thus, Dankin often became Dankys or Danks.

Danko Early Origins



The surname Danko was first found in Gloucestershire, when Gunnild Danekin was documented during the reigns of Henry III and Edward I. Adam and Richard Dankyn were recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Danko Spelling Variations


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Danko Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dankin, Dankyn, Dankins, Dankys, Danks, Danke, Dankes, Denk, Denke and many more.

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Danko Early History


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Danko Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Danko research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1401, 1424, 1501, 1551, 1674 and 1572 are included under the topic Early Danko History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Danko Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Danko Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Danko 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:

Danko Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alaxender Danko, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Albert Danko, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1895
  • And. Danko, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1897
  • Andras Danko, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

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Contemporary Notables of the name Danko (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Danko (post 1700)



  • Harold Danko (b. 1947), American jazz pianist
  • Gary Danko, American chef
  • PeopleDanny Danko, American writer and photographer
  • Barbara D. Danko, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Taras Danko (1980-2008), Ukrainian bronze medalist wrestler at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Richard Clare "Rick" Danko (1942-1999), Canadian musician, best known as a member of The Band

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Motto


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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: Pro fide et patria
Motto Translation: For our faith and country.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. 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.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Danko Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Danko 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 27 October 2015 at 13:48.

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