The distinguished surname Tendahl is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Austrian
, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire
in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria
was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths
, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, Austria
was settled by the Alemanni, Avars, and Slavs. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne
, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria
was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria
until the 20th century.
Early Origins of the Tendahl family
The surname Tendahl was first found in Austria
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Tendahl family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tendahl research.Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1742, 1779 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Tendahl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tendahl Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Tendahl include Dahl, Dahlen, Dahlin, Dahlem, Dallen, Dallin and others.
Early Notables of the Tendahl family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Tendahl were Sir Franz Dahlen von Orlaburg (b.1779), a privy councillor, a general in the Austrian
army, and... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tendahl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tendahl family to the New World and Oceana
After the First World War, Austria
became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Tendahl were Heinrich Dahlen, age 27; who arrived in America in 1776; Johann Dahler came to Canada in 1783; Sophie Dahlen settled in Texas in 1852; Martin Dahlem came to Philadelphia in 1856..