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The origins of the name Dewalt are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Theobald,which was an ancient personal name. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.

Dewalt Early Origins



The surname Dewalt was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086; several bearers of Dewalt as a personal name were recorded as landowners after the Norman Conquest, particularly in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Suffolk. The first recorded instance of Dewalt as a surname occurred in 1199, where Tomas Teobald was living in Gloucestershire.

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Dewalt Spelling Variations


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Dewalt Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dewalt family name include Theobald, Theobalds, Diebold, Theobold, Tubald, Tudball, Dipple, Diebald, Teupel, Diepelt, Dewalt and many more.

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Dewalt Early History


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Dewalt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewalt research. Another 312 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1601, 1688, 1744, and 1760 are included under the topic Early Dewalt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dewalt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dewalt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dewalt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Dewalt surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Dewalt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonhart Dewalt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Hans Georg Dewalt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Johannes Dewalt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Casper Dewalt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Ludwig Dewalt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dewalt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Dewalt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Adams Dewalt, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Peter Dewalt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewalt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewalt (post 1700)



  • Dave DeWalt, American CEO of FireEye, In c., a publicly listed US network security company
  • Kathleen Musante DeWalt, American academic, Director of the Center for Latin American Studies-University of Pittsburgh
  • Raymond E. DeWalt, American inventor of the radial arm saw in 1922, founder of DeWalt, a worldwide brand of power tools in 1936
  • Arthur Granville Dewalt (1854-1931), American politician, Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Roy Dewalt (b. 1956), American-born, former Canadian Football League quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Ottawa Rough Riders, named the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 1985
  • Karen A. DeWalt (b. 1943), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004
  • Howard DeWalt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964
  • Arthur Granville Dewalt (1854-1931), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 16th District, 1903-10; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1915-21

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    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dewalt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewalt 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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