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The German surname Zahn is derived from the Middle High German word "zan," which means "tooth." It is believed that the surname takes its origin from a nickname, most likely bestowed on the original bearer due to either a prominent tooth or a missing tooth.

Zahn Early Origins



The surname Zahn was first found in the various regions of Germany and its neighboring countries in which the name first emerged. The earliest such instance dates back as far as 1179, when Chuonrad Zant was recorded to be living in Gurk, a village in the mountains that separate Austria and Germany.

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Zahn Spelling Variations


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Zahn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Zahn, Zan, Zant, Zandt, Zähnle, Czant and others.

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Zahn Early History


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Zahn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zahn research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1210, 1235, 1631, 1677, 1707, 1765, and 1830 are included under the topic Early Zahn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zahn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zahn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zahn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zahn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Casper Zahn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Casper Zahn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Zahn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Fried Zahn, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Joh H Zahn, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Barbara Zahn, who landed in America in 1844-1845
  • Katharina Zahn, who landed in America in 1844-1845
  • Magdalena Zahn, who arrived in America in 1844-1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Zahn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Johann Zahn, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1900
  • Siegfried Zahn, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1900

Zahn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • August Zahn, aged 25, arrived in Quebec in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zahn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zahn (post 1700)



  • Anthony Zahn, American bronze medalist cyclist at the 2008 Summer Paralympics
  • Gordon Zahn (1918-2007), born Gordon Charles Paul Roach, an American sociologist, pacifist, professor, and author
  • Timothy Zahn (b. 1951), American Hugo Award winning writer of science fiction short stories and novels from Chicago
  • Steven James "Steve" Zahn (b. 1967), American actor and comedian
  • Geoffery Clayton "Geoff" Zahn (b. 1945), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Paula Zahn (b. 1956), American prominent television anchor and host, especially at CNN
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Zahn (1845-1904), German-Swiss pathologist
  • Dr. rer. oe c. Eberhard Detloff Zahn (1910-2010), German Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Johannes Christoph Andreas Zahn (1817-1895), German theologian and musicologist
  • Theodor Zahn (1838-1933), German biblical scholar
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Zahn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zahn 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 July 2016 at 15:08.

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