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Dans History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Dans surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the valley or the dann. The surname often meant the dweller in the valley.


Early Origins of the Dans family


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

Early History of the Dans family


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Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1327 is included under the topic Early Dans History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dans Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dans include Dan, Dann, Danne, Dans, Danns, Dannes and others.

Early Notables of the Dans family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dans family to Ireland


Some of the Dans 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.

Migration of the Dans family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Dan who settled in Virginia in 1655; John Dan settled in Barbados in 1678; Jacob Dann settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1870.

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