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Degen Early Origins



The surname Degen was first found in Bavaria, where the name Degen was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Degen Spelling Variations


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Degen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Degen, Degene, Degens, Deger, Degern, Degenberg, Degin, Degon, Degan, Degener, Degenfeld, Degenhart, Degenits, Degenreit and many more.

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Degen Early History


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Degen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Degen research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1625, 1716, and 1740 are included under the topic Early Degen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Degen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Degen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Degen 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:

Degen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Georg Tilemann Degen, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Anna Maria Hacker Degen, who came to Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johann Degen, who landed in America in 1738
  • Johann Henrich Degen, who arrived in Carolina in 1738
  • Hans Jacob Degen, who arrived in America in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Degen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Degen, who landed in New York in 1819
  • Carl Degen, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Dorothee Degen, aged 35, landed in New York in 1849
  • Louise Degen, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Georg Degen, aged 20, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Degen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Degen (post 1700)



  • Bruce Degen (b. 1945), American illustrator and writer, best known for for illustrating The Magic School Bus series (1986-2006) of children's books
  • Joseph Degen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908
  • Bernice Degen, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980
  • Philipp Degen (b. 1983), Swiss national currently playing football for the German Borussia Dortmund team
  • Silvije Degen (b. 1942), born in Bjelovar, a Croatian lawyer and politician from Zagreb
  • Philipp Degen (b. 1983), Swiss national footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

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