Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Dells comes from when the family lived beside the water. The surname Dells 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 Dells 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 Dells family
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Dells Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Dells has appeared include Dell, Delle, Dells and others.
Early Notables of the Dells family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dells family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dells arrived in North America very early:
Dells Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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