Dalman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The family name Dalman is thought to be of Norman origins. Originally, Dalman was a name given to a person or family of German heritage. Further research showed the name was derived from the Anglo-Norman-French word aleman, which means German. 
Early Origins of the Dalman family
The surname Dalman was first found in Allemagne,  now known as Fleury-sur-Orne, near Caen in Normandy. There is no clear record of the family arriving in Britain but their voyage is of no doubt. Some of the first records of the name include listings in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Terric le Alemaund in Buckinghamshire; Henry de Alemania in Nottinghamshire; Bertram de Almannia in Lincolnshire and Robert Almene in Cambridgeshire.  John le Alemaund was listed in London in 1284.  The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Willelmus Alman. 
Early History of the Dalman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dalman research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1304, 1440, 1407 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Dalman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dalman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Dalman have been found, including Almayne, Alman, Allman, Almand, Hallman, Allmaine, Almon, Almand, Altman, Allman, Ellman, Dalman and many more.
Early Notables of the Dalman family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Elmham (d. 1440?), English historian, Benedictine monk of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, probably a native of North Elmham in Norfolk. He was treasurer of his society...
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Migration of the Dalman family to Ireland
Some of the Dalman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dalman migration to the United States +
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dalman were among those contributors:
Dalman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Gustaf Heinrich Dalman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1799
- Gustaf Heinrich Dalman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1799 
Dalman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Hendrik Dalman, aged 11, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Roelof Dalman, aged 13, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- A Beel Dalman, aged 52, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Aaltje Dalman, aged 15, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- G B Dalman, aged 40, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
Contemporary Notables of the name Dalman (post 1700) +
- Gustav Dalman, influential theologian born in Silesia, his works were also translated into English
- Jerker Dalman, Actor
Related Stories +
- ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ 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)