Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany
, is the homeland of the proud surname Kan. Schleswig, which was included in the empire of the Franks as the "Danemark," was a northern border protectorate against the Danish Vikings
. The duchy of Holstein was settled by the German Saxons
during the 6th century. The Danemark, however, was granted to the Danes by Emperor Conrad II (990-1039), and the remainder of Schleswig-Holstein's history has revolved around the political question of Danish or German control of this region. Following the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire
in 1806, the two duchies were incorporated into Denmark. However, the Congress Of Vienna
in 1815 granted the Holstein and Lauenburg to the German Confederation. In 1866, Schleswig-Holstein became a Prussian province and it became a part of the German Empire after the unification of 1871. After the First World War, a part of Northern Schleswig was restored to Denmark after the majority of the population had voted for reunion with Denmark.
Early Origins of the Kan family
The surname Kan was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. "Kahn" or "Kan" is a north German word meaning "skiff" or "barge."
Early History of the Kan family
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Kan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kahn, Kaehne, Kahne, Kan, Cahn, Caehne, Kaehn, Kehn, Kahns, Kahnes and many more.
Early Notables of the Kan family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time included Gün Temür (1377-1402), Mongol Khan of the Northern Yuan Dynasty in Mongolia, He ruled from 1400 to 1402, he was defeated by Gulichi (1402), who killed him as a result; Dilawar (Dilawar Khan Ghori), governor of the Malwa province of central India during the decline of... Another 168 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Nicolaus Kan, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Kan (post 1700)
- Francisco Luna Kan (b. 1925), Mexican politician