The name Dellman is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived beside the water. The surname Dellman 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 Dellman family
The surname Dellman 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.
Early History of the Dellman family
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Dellman Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Dellman has been spelled many different ways, including Dell, Delle, Dells and others.
Early Notables of the Dellman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dellman family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Dellmans to arrive in North America: 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.