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The history of the Dell family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living beside the water. The surname Dell originally derived from the Old English word dell which referred to someone who inhabited an area close to a body of water or glade.

Dell Early Origins



The surname Dell was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from ancient times. Dell means literally in the Saxon dialect "a dweller by the water," or "dell" a glade.

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Dell Spelling Variations


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Dell Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Dell include Dell, Delle, Dells and others.

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Dell Early History


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Dell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dell research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1607, 1669, 1649 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Dell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dell or a variant listed above:

Dell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Dell who settled first in Boston, and then moved to Salem Massachusetts, about the year 1630
  • George Dell, who landed in New England in 1651
  • William Dell settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1651
  • William Dell, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651
  • William Dell, who arrived in America in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Dell settled in Maryland in 1732
  • John Adam Dell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Nicholas Dell, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Carlel Dell, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792

Dell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John, Nicholas, and Thomas Dell all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1836 and 1855
  • Mrs. Dell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Jacob Dell, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Michel Dell, aged 26, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Ludwig Dell, aged 39, arrived in NeW York, NY in 1884

Dell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Adoram Dell U.E. who died in battle c. 1778 before claiming his lands brother of Henry he served in the 1st Battalion New Jersey Volunteers under Colonel Joseph Barton [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Basnet Dell Sr., U.E. born in in New Jersey, USA from Oxford Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Home District, Chippewa, Welland County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1788 he died in 1808, married to Hannah they had 8 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Private Henry Dell U.E., "Dill" (b. 1754) born in Sussex County, New Jersey, USA from Oxford Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Home District, Wainfleet Township, Welland County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1788 he enlisted in 1777 served in New Jersey Volunteers 1st Battalion with Captain Silas Hopkins Company, married to Anna Marr they had 8 children he died in 1802 in Willoughby, Ontario [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Dell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abram Dell, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Heinrich Dell, who arrived in Manitoba in 1879

Dell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Benjamin Dell, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • R.M. Dell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Derwent" in 1849

Dell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Dell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Maria Dell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Kate Dell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Ada Dell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Hannah Dell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dell (post 1700)



  • Michael Saul Dell (b. 1965), American business magnate, founder and chief executive officer of Dell Inc, ranked the 41st richest person in the world on 2012 Forbes list of billionaires
  • Howard L. Dell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 62nd District, 1968, 1970
  • George T. Dell, American politician, Mayor of Longmont, Colorado, 1885-87
  • Eldon H. Dell Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 76th District, 1964
  • Dwight Dell, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1952
  • Donna Dell, American politician, American Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976
  • Diana Dell, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004
  • Clarence B. Dell (1899-1998), American Republican politician, Chair of Mackinac County Republican Party, 1940-54; Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Chippewa District, 1961-62
  • Christopher William Dell (b. 1956), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, 2001
  • C. Edward Dell, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Dell


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Suggested Readings for the name Dell



  • The Descendants of Frederick Dell and Charles Dell, Two Brothers Who Immigrated from Germany to America in 1854 by Wolford and Rockey Dell.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Dell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dell 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 22 October 2015 at 09:39.

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