surname Dana
Could anyone explain me the origin of this american surname which is quite popular in USA. Not to confuse with the italian-amerucan suraname Danna that means "Son of Anna" (Ann):Thanks in advance
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Dana is an alteration of Dawney as you can see at http://tr.im/Bkgt. Dawney is an alteration of d'Aunay 'from Aunay', the name of many places in France.
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i know onw Dana familly and they are Sefaradi Jews originally from Iraq guess it's from Dan
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