Delang History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Delang comes from when the family resided in or beside a meadow. The surname Delang originally derived from the Old English word Dael.

Early Origins of the Delang family

The surname Delang was first found in Norfolk at either Field Dalling or Wood Dalling. Collectively they date back to the Domesday Book when they were listed as Dallinga. [1] Later there was a split in the villages as Wode Dallinges was listed in 1198 and Fildedalling was listed in 1272. [2]

The parish of Wood-Dalling (anciently spelt Wode Dallinges) in Norfolk was a family seat since early times. "The Hall, now a respectable farmhouse, was built in 1582 by a member of the Dalling family, which during a long period held the estate." [3]

Early History of the Delang family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delang research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1567, 1561, 1637 and 1561 are included under the topic Early Delang History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Delang 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 Delang include Dalling, Dawling, Douling, Dauling, Dallinger and others.

Early Notables of the Delang family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delang Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Delang family

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: Joe Dallinger who settled in Barbados in 1635; Cornelius Dawling settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Dawling arrived in Philadelphia in 1878.


Contemporary Notables of the name Delang (post 1700) +

  • Frederick C. DeLang, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1918


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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