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The Anglo-Saxon name Dann comes from the family having resided in the valley or the dann. The surname often meant the dweller in the valley.

Dann Early Origins



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

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Dann Spelling Variations


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Dann Spelling Variations



Dann has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Dan, Dann, Danne, Dans, Danns, Dannes and others.

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Dann Early History


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Dann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dann research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1327 is included under the topic Early Dann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dann Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dann In Ireland


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Dann In Ireland



Some of the Dann family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 108 words (8 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Danns to arrive on North American shores:

Dann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Dann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Dann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Dann, who arrived in New York in 1810
  • Johannes Dann, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Jacob Dann settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1870

Dann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Nathaniel Dann, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
  • Eliza Dann, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Dann Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Dann, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Hannah Dann, aged 27, a servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Thomas Dann, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Esther M. Dann, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dann (post 1700)



  • Michael Harold Dann (1921-2016), American television executive, Vice President, Programs CBS (1963-1970)
  • Patty Dann (b. 1953), American novelist and nonfiction writer, best known for novel Mermaids, which was made into a movie starring Cher, Winona Ryder, Bob Hoskins and Christina Ricci
  • Wallace Dann (1847-1934), American politician, 10th Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut (1905-1907), Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives (1903-1904)
  • Marc Dann (b. 1962), American politician, Attorney General of Ohio (2007-2008)
  • Jack Dann (b. 1945), American science fiction writer who has lived in Australia since 1994
  • Wallace Dann, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwalk; Elected 1902
  • Reginald Walter "Reg" Dann (1916-1948), English professional footballer
  • Lance Dann (b. 1969), English sound artist, recipient of two Sony Radio Academy Awards
  • Thomas Oliver Dann (b. 1981), English cricketer who played from 2000 to 2001
  • Scott Dann (b. 1987), English footballer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dann 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.

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