Dail History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Dail is O Dalaigh, from the word "dalach," which comes from "dail," which means "assembly."

Early Origins of the Dail family

The surname Dail was first found in the barony of Magheradernon, in County Westmeath and traditionally claim descent from Eanna Ceannselach (Ian Kinsella), King of Leinster. They became Chiefs of Muintir Bhaire in the south west of Cork, and later in the north west of the same county, largely in O'Keefe's country. A distinct sept was found in Desmond as early as 1165. "Cuconnachta-na-Scoil O'Daly (or "Cuconnachta of the Schools") was the first of this family that assumed the sirname." [1]

Important Dates for the Dail family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dail research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1680, 1600, 1595, 1662, 1617, 1595, 1665, 1638, 1721, 1574 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Dail History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dail Spelling Variations

The archives that survive today demonstrate the difficulty experienced by the scribes of the Middle Ages in their attempt to record these names in writing. Spelling variations of the name Dail dating from that time include Daly, Daley, Daylie, Dayley, Dalley, Dailey, Daily, Dailley, Dally, O'Daily, O'Daley and many more.

Early Notables of the Dail family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Daniel O'Daly (1595-1662), Irish diplomat and historian; Angus O'Daly (d. 1617), Irish author of the satire "The Tribes of Ireland"; Dominic O'Daly...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dail Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dail migration to the United States

A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Dail:

Dail Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Dail, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dail (post 1700)

  • Delmar Dail, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 6th District, 1933-42 [3]
  • Charles Calhoun Dail (1909-1968), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948; Mayor of San Diego, California, 1955-63 [3]

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  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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