× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2017

Origins Available: English, German



Multiple Origins for the Surname Dewald


English


Dewald is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the baptismal name Joel. The surname Dewald referred to the son of Joel which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Dewald Early Origins



The surname Dewald was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Close

Dewald Spelling Variations


Expand

Dewald Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Dewald are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Dewald include: Jewell, Jewall, Jule, Joel, Jouel and others.

Close

Dewald Early History


Expand

Dewald Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewald research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1559, 1522 and 1571 are included under the topic Early Dewald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Dewald Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Dewald Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dewald Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dewald or a variant listed above:

Dewald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michal Dewald, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Henrick Dewald, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Caspar Dewald, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Catharina Dewald, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Johannes Dewald, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dewald Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Dewald, who arrived in America in 1849
  • Jacob Dewald, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856
  • Heinrich Dewald, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1875
  • Barbara Dewald, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1876
  • Joh Georg Dewald, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Dewald (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Dewald (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant Bruce F. DeWald, U.S. Navy aerographer with the McMurdo Station, eponym of the DeWald Glacier, Antarctica
  • Charlie Dewald (1867-1904), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Jerome W. Dewald, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for supervisor of Meridian Township, Michigan, 1974

Close

Dewald Family Crest Products


Expand

Dewald Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. 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).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dewald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewald 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest