Daal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Daal family is Bavaria. Daal is a local name for a person who lived in an ancient village on the edge of a swamp. The surname Dolle is derived from the Indo-Germanic word dul, which was used to describe dirty or swampy water. The surname can also be traced to the town of Dollendorf, which is also composed of the element dorf which refers to a settlement. Thus, a town or village called Dollendorf would be located near a moor or swampland. Furthermore, the name Dolle is of nickname origin and refers to a person who was noted in the community for his strength and prowess. The name can be traced to the Old Germanic word tol, which means strong and efficient and to be named Tol was an honor.

Early Origins of the Daal family

The surname Daal was first found in Bavaria, where the name Dolle emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. During the 13th century the surname was identified with some of the region's great social and economic advancements which contributed to later developments towards nationhood.

Early History of the Daal family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daal research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Daal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Daal Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Daal include Dolle, Doll, Daal, Dol, Dole, Doal, Dolls, Dal, Dolz, Dohl and many more.

Early Notables of the Daal family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Daal family

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Daal or a variant listed above: Peter Dole, age 20; who settled in Virginia in 1635. Richard Dole arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1640; Di Dol, settled in Virginia in 1699; Hans Adam Doll settled in New York in 1709.

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