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Where did the Scottish Dalziel family come from? What is the Scottish Dalziel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dalziel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dalziel family history?The surname is descended from a Norman noble who entered England in 1066 and was granted lands in England but was invited north by King David of Scotland about the year 1150, who granted him the lands of Dalyell. In Lanarkshire they were officially seated from the year 1259 on the lands of Dalyell meaning 'the beautiful meadow' on the banks of the River Clyde. A word of explanation on the different spellings and pronunciations of this name is needed as its always been a source of confusion. The following ancient rhyme from Galloway (in South-West Scotland) perhaps indicates some of the early problems with the name: "Deil and Da'yell begins wi' ae letter, Deil's nae gude, and Da'yells nae better."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dalyell, Dalyiel, Dalzell, Dalziel, Dallyell, Daleel, Dalliel, Dalzel and many more.
First found in Lanarkshire, where they were officially seated from the year 1259 on the lands of Dalyell meaning "the beautiful meadow" on the banks of the River Clyde. They are descended from a Norman noble who entered England in 1066 and was granted lands in England but was invited north by King David of Scotland about the year 1150, who granted him the lands of Dalyell.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dalziel research. Another 498 words(36 lines of text) covering the years 1615, 1633, 1649, 1685, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Dalziel History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 30 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dalziel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dalziel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 92 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dalziel Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Dalziel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dalziel 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.
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