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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."
The surname Dalzell 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. "  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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dalyell, Dalyiel, Dalzell, Dalziel, Dallyell, Daleel, Dalliel, Dalzel and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dalzell research. Another 519 words (37 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 Dalzell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dalzell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dalzell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 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:
Dalzell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Dalzell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Dalzell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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Septs of the Distinguished Name Dalzell
Ailidiel, Aillidiel, Aillydiel, Ailydiel, Alidiel, Allidiel, Allydiel, Alydiel, Awlidiel, Awlydiel, Daiell, Daleel, Daleyhel, Daleyhell, Daliel, Daliell, D'All, Dalleel, Dalleyhell, Dalliel, Dalliell, Dallyea, Dallyel, Dallyell, Dallyiel, Dalyel, Dalyell, Dalyiel, Dalzeel, Dalzel, Dalzell, Dalziel, Dayel, Dayell, Deaell, Deell, Deiell, Deil, Deile, Deill, Deliel, Delliel, Dellyea, Dellyell, Delyea, Delyel, Delyell, Deul, DeYel, DeYell and more.
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