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Zan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The German surname Zan 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.


Early Origins of the Zan family


The surname Zan 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.

Early History of the Zan family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zan research.
Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1210, 1235, 1631, 1677, 1707, 1765, and 1830 are included under the topic Early Zan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Zan Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Zan family (pre 1700)


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

Migration of the Zan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marin Zan, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850-1865 [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)
  • Vincent Zan, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850-1865 [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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Zan (post 1700)


  • Zan Prince, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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