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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.
The surname Danes was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Danes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
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
Danes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Danes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Danes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Danes 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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