Word on the street is that DA2 will not import your DAO or DAA character. Also that same word is saying that the Player Character is only Human and has a default unchangable surname of Hawke.
Experience the epic sequel to the 2009 Game of the Year from the critically acclaimed makers of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins now.
Embark upon an all-new adventure that takes place across an entire decade and shapes itself around every decision you make. Determine your rise to power from a destitute refugee to the revered champion of the land. Think like a general and fight like a Spartan with dynamic new combat mechanics that put you right in the heart of battle whether you are a mage, rogue, or warrior. Go deeper into the world of Dragon Age with an entirely new cinematic experience that grabs hold of you from the beginning and never lets go. Discover a whole realm rendered in stunning detail with updated graphics and a new visual style.
My first response to that is LAME. However the word on the street is that BioWare is doing this to make the game more like Mass Effect, player character wise anyway. I suppose that could be a good thing. [shrugs]
My word on the street sources were pulled from various geeky places, including the Dragon Age wiki. As such take all the word on the street speculation as just that.