Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived beside the water. The surname Delleman 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 Delleman 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 Delleman family
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Delleman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Delleman have been found, including Dell, Delle, Dells and others.
Early Notables of the Delleman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delleman family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Delleman, or a variant listed above: George Dell who settled first in Boston, and then moved to Salem Massachusetts, about the year 1630. He became a freeman in the year 1651. He was a merchant and died on a voyage to England in 1654. Thomas Dell settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.
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