Bonjour Valentin, je vous souhaite le bienvenue a ce forum! "La fidelite est ma gloire" etait le devise de la comptesse Louise Christine Danner, le marie du Roi Henri VII de Danemark...
If you want to read about the Danish origin of our mutual last name you can read the information I brought into this forum. You can find a list by clicking on my underlined name above this at the item "posted by".
In the discussions you will notice there are possible multiple origins of our familyname with, as far as I can see, two main historic backgrounds:
1. the SCANDINAVIAN BACKGROUND, mainly coming from Denmark (Countess Danner and/or others)and spreading through Norway, Germany and Holland. In this case the name Danner means "Danish" (Danois).
2. the SWISS/SOUTHERN-GERMAN BACKGROUND which seems to have its origin in the Black Forest and Switzerland, also spreading north to germany and holland. In this southern background you also find Tanners, Daners Giessendanners, Getzendanners and other possible originals or branches. Mainly the name Danner seems to mean something like "wanderer/traveller" (voyageur) and possibly "woodcutter" (tanner/tanneur).
The french branch is new to me. Tell us about your family!
People from both Danner backgrounds have emigrated to the Americas. You will find them from Buenos Aires to the USA. The north-american descendants are well represented in this forum. Some of them have even rather old roots (18th century) in the USA. They must have belonged to the first europeans emigrating to the new world...
Funny is to notice that there are even small TOWNS (tres petites villes) called Danner in Oregon,USA (southeast next to Rome) and in Texas (north of Dallas). I cannot get much information on their background.
Just keep reading this forum and you'll learn a lot! I even got a notion that we have indian (cherokee) branches in the USA! This is quite amazing for a european!