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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.

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Dewald Spelling Variations


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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.

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Dewald Early History


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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.

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Dewald Early Notables (pre 1700)


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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.

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The Great Migration


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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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewald (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    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.

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