Daniel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Scotland were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Scottish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Daniel is derived from the ancient name Daniel, which means God has judged.

Early Origins of the Daniel family

The surname Daniel was first found in Gloucestershire where Alicia Daniel was one of the first records of the name was found temp. Henry III to Edward I. Simon Danyel was later found in Somerset. [1] "The church [of Beckingon, Somerset] contains the remains of Samuel Daniel, poet-laureate and historian, who died here in 1619." [2] Some of the family were found in Yorkshire in early times. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Beatrix Danyell; Robertus Danyell; Thomas Daniell; Oliva Danyl; and Teffan Danyll. [1] "In Devonshire the name of Daniel is now best represented in the Holsworthy district. There was a John Daneyll, of "Brighe broke," in the hundred of Wonford, Devon, in the 13th century." [3] Up in Scotland, the surname recorded in Aberdeen as both a forename and surname. "Daniel, son of Herleuine, witnessed a charter by Uchtred, son of Fergus, lord of Galloway, c. 1166, and another early individual of the name gave origin to the ancient barony of Danzielstoun in the parish of Kilmalcolm. By the Gaels this name was adopted as an equivalent for Donald." [4]

Important Dates for the Daniel family

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Daniel Spelling Variations

The frequent translations of surnames from and into Gaelic, accounts for the multitude of spelling variations found in Scottish surnames. Furthermore, the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent because medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. The different versions of a surname, such as the inclusion of the patronymic prefix "Mac", frequently indicated a religious or Clan affiliation, or even a division of the family. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into Scotland, accelerating accentuating the alterations to various surnames. The name Daniel has also been spelled Daniels, Daniell, Daneil, Danyell, Danel, Daniers, Danyei and many more.

Early Notables of the Daniel family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was John Daniel, a 17th century musician, born in Somerset, England; Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), an English poet and historian famous for his sonnets; Jeffrey Daniel (1626-1681), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Marlborough (1660); John Daniel, ( fl. 1681), an English...
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Daniel migration to the United States

Some of the first North American settlers with Daniel name or one of its variants:

Daniel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Daniel who settled in Virginia in 1606
  • Thomas Daniel, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [5]
  • John Daniel and his son settled in Barbados in 1678
Daniel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Daniel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [5]
  • James Daniel, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766 [5]
  • Alex and Francis Daniel, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Daniel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Daniel, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [5]
  • Michael Daniel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [5]
  • Owen Daniel, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [5]
  • T Daniel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [5]
  • Tho Daniel, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [5]
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Daniel migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Daniel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Daniel lived in Chamballon, Quebec in 1695
Daniel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Madeleine Daniel married in 1709 in Boucherville, Quebec
  • Jacques Daniel, son of François and Marie, married Madeleine Barbeau, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 18th January 1717 [6]
  • Joseph Daniel, son of Thomas and Barbe, married Marie-Françoise Bilodeau, daughter of Antoine and Geneviève, in Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 30th September 1726 [6]
  • Jean Daniel, who landed in Canada in 1738
  • François Daniel, son of Thomas and Barbe, married Marie-Catherine Sansaveu, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, in Beaumont, Quebec on 23rd August 1756 [6]
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Daniel migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Daniel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Daniel, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]
  • Mr. Matthew Daniel born in Penzance, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 20th October 1835, sentenced for 7 years for stealing lambs, transported aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1836 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [8]
  • Mr. Matthew Daniel, (b. 1789), aged 46, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 20th October 1835, sentenced for 7 years for stealing 2 ewes and 2 lambs, transported aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" on 1st August 1836 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [9]
  • Eliza Ruth Daniel, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [10]
  • James Moore Daniel, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [10]
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Daniel migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Daniel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Ailan Daniel, who landed in Rangitikei, New Zealand in 1840
  • A. Daniel, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1861
  • John Daniel, aged 34, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Eliza Daniel, aged 33, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Clara Daniel, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
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Contemporary Notables of the name Daniel (post 1700)

  • Clarence Welborn Daniel (1926-2016), American attorney and politician, Member of the Florida House of Representatives from Lake County (1957-1964)
  • Marion Price Daniel Sr. (1910-1988), American politician, Democratic U.S. Senator and the 38th Governor of the state of Texas
  • Rollin Augustus "Rod" Daniel III (1942-2016), American three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated television and film director, known for Teen Wolf (1985), Beethoven's 2nd (1993), K-9 (1989) and Home Alone 4 (2002)
  • Brigadier-General Maurice Wiley Daniel (1896-1986), American Acting Chief of Staff, 4th Army (1949) [11]
  • William Partlow Daniel (1915-2006), Governor of Guam and Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel (1846-1911), American distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery
  • William A. Daniel, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Mr. James Drew Daniel C.B.E., M.B.E.,, British Brigadier for the Royal Army, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 [12]
  • Elsa Daniel (1936-2017), born Elsa Nilda Gómez Scapatti, an Argentine film actress
  • Simeon Daniel (1935-2012), Saint Kitts and Nevis politician, Premier of Nevis (1983–1992)
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Historic Events for the Daniel family

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Kevin Henry Daniel (1912-1941), Australian Ordnance Artificer 4th Class from Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [13]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Frank Daniel, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [14]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Robert Williams Daniel, aged 27, American First Class passenger from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 3 [15]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Alfred E. Daniel, American Gunners Mate First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [16]
  • Mr. Lloyd Maxton Daniel, American Yeoman Second Class from Montana, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [16]

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  8. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  9. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  10. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  11. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) Maurice Daniel. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Daniel/Maurice_Wiley/USA.html
  12. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  13. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  14. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  15. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  16. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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