Early Origins of the Degienhardt family
Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Like many surnames, the name Degienhardt began as a personal name and was later adopted as a surname. It is a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Deinhard, which is made up of the words "degen," meaning "warrior or hero" and "hard," meaning "brave or strong."
Early History of the Degienhardt family
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Degienhardt Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dahn, Dahne, Dehn, Dehne and others.
Early Notables of the Degienhardt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Degienhardt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Maria Dahn, who came to Nova Scotia in 1757 and Georg Henrich Dehn, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772.
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