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Danes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, French, Italian


The Danes name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the valley or the dann. The surname often meant the dweller in the valley.

Early Origins of the Danes family


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

Early History of the Danes family


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

Danes Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Danes has undergone many spelling variations, including Dan, Dann, Danne, Dans, Danns, Dannes and others.

Early Notables of the Danes family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Danes family to Ireland


Some of the Danes 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.

Migration of the Danes family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Danes were among those contributors:

Danes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Suzan Danes, aged 16, who landed in America in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Samll Danes, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Danes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Paul Danes, who settled in New Orleans in 1827

Danes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Danes, aged 15, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Violet"

Contemporary Notables of the name Danes (post 1700)


  • Claire Catherine Danes (b. 1979), American actress of television, stage and film and winner of a Golden Globe award

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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