Deziel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Deziel family

The surname Deziel was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, 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.

"It is said to have given name to the family upon whom the barony of Dalziel was bestowed by Kenneth II., in recompeuse of some exploit performed by them in the service of that monarch. " [1]

Dalzell House, a historic house in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire was built by the Dalzell family in the 15th or early 16th century on lands they had held since the 13th century. Sir Robert Dalzell forfeited these same lands around 1342, for residing in England without the King's consent, but they were restored through marriage in the 15th century.

The House is said to be haunted by three female ghosts all in different colored attire: green; white; and grey. The site was re-developed in the 1980s to be private apartments after falling into disrepair from the 1950s onwards.

Early History of the Deziel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deziel research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1649, 1835, 1941, 1550, 1636, 1628, 1615, 1685, 1639, 1686, 1689, 1687, 1737, 1689, 1702, 1662, 1715 and are included under the topic Early Deziel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deziel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dalyell, Dalyiel, Dalzell, Dalziel, Dallyell, Daleel, Dalliel, Dalzel and many more.

Early Notables of the Deziel family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was Robert Dalzell (1550-1636), English 1st Lord Dalzell, created a Lord in 1628, by King Charles I of England; General Tam (Thomas) Dalyell (1615-1685), a Scottish Royalist General in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms; Sir Robert Dalzell, 1st Baronet (1639-1686), a Scottish politician; Sir John...
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deziel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Deziel family to Ireland

Some of the Deziel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Deziel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deziel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Déziel worked in Terrebonne in 1861
  • Louis-Isadore Déziel lived in Daillebout in 1861
  • Honoré Deziel owned a general store in Pelisser in 1891
  • Vital Déziel, an innkeeper in Pelisser in 1891

Canada Deziel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deziel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Antoine Déziel, who worked in Carufel, Quebec in 1861
  • Jean-Baptiste Déziel lived in l'Assomption, Quebec, in 1861
  • Joseph Déziel lived in Lachencrie, Quebec in 1861
  • Reverend Joseph-David Déziel, a priest in Lévis, Quebec in 1871
  • Anselme Déziel, a priest in Notre-Dame-de-Lévis in 1881

Contemporary Notables of the name Deziel (post 1700) +

  • Julien Déziel, author who wrote about the history of Verdun from 1876 to 1976
  • D Deziel, works for the Transportation Development Centre of Canada


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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