Show ContentsDanel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Danel originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. France was notorious for its eccentric kings, but it was revered for its contributions to European art and culture. The surname Danel originally came from the region of Poitou. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.

Early Origins of the Danel family

The surname Danel was first found in Poitou, where early members of the lineage have been cited since the twelfth century, such as Guillaume Daniel, a knight recorded in 1155. Another Daniel, known only as Master, was Chaplain of the French Empire in 1186. Leonard Daniel was alderman of Poitiers in 1355. Many individuals with the name Daniel are cited around 1335 in Normandy: of Boisdemets, Pernay, Vauguion. Lambert Daneau was honoured with noble status in 1428, studied law, and received his doctor of law. [1]

Early History of the Danel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Danel research. The years 1523, 1592, 1601, 1619, 1649, 1650, 1754, 1787, 1794, 1806, 1818, 1858, 1878 and 1879 are included under the topic Early Danel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Danel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Danis, Daniel, Daneau, Danel, Danès, Danet, Daniau, Deniau, Danis, Dany, Danielli, Danielis, Danielet, Daniellot, Daniélou and many more.

Early Notables of the Danel family

Notable amongst the family at this time was

  • Paul-Francois-Joseph Danel was a politician in Lille in 1754
  • Louis-Albert-Joseph Danel was a printer in Lille in 1787

Danel Ranking

In France, the name Danel is the 1,839th most popular surname with an estimated 3,337 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Danel family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 300 individuals of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among these, Jacques Daniau was married in 1683 in Trois-Riviè.


Contemporary Notables of the name Danel (post 1700) +

  • Danel W. Bachman (b. 1943), American historian of Mormonism and an instructor at the Institute of Religion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


  1. Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/


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