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The name Debell is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Theobald,which was an ancient personal name. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.

Debell Early Origins



The surname Debell was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086; several bearers of Debell as a personal name were recorded as landowners after the Norman Conquest, particularly in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Suffolk. The first recorded instance of Debell as a surname occurred in 1199, where Tomas Teobald was living in Gloucestershire.

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Debell Spelling Variations


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Debell Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Debell include Theobald, Theobalds, Diebold, Theobold, Tubald, Tudball, Dipple, Diebald, Teupel, Diepelt, Dewalt and many more.

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Debell Early History


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Debell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Debell research. Another 312 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1601, 1688, 1744, and 1760 are included under the topic Early Debell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Debell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Debell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Debell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Debell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Debell, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Jacob Debell, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

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Contemporary Notables of the name Debell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Debell (post 1700)



  • James "Jimmy" DeBell, retired American football official in the National Football League (NFL)
  • Jeffrey DeBell, American artist, known for his work on The Hunger Games (2012), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • Kristine DeBell (b. 1954), American actress, known for her roles in Meatballs (1979), Battle Creek Brawl (1980) and The Young and the Restless (1973)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Debell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Debell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 October 2015 at 08:00.

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