Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived beside the water. The surname Dellar originally derived from the Old English word dell which referred to someone who inhabited an area close to a body of water or glade.
Early Origins of the Dellar family
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.
Early History of the Dellar family
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Dellar Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dellar were recorded, including Dell, Delle, Dells and others.
Early Notables of the Dellar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dellar family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dellar family emigrate to North America:
Dellar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Dellar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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