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The Anglo-Saxon name Dial comes from when the family resided in the area referred to as the daleor a valley.

Dial Early Origins



The surname Dial was first found in Yorkshire 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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Dial Spelling Variations


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Dial Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dial has been recorded under many different variations, including Dale, Daile, Dales, Dayle, Daele and others.

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Dial Early History


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Dial Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dial research. Another 314 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1379, and 1634 are included under the topic Early Dial History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dial Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dial Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dial 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dial or a variant listed above:

Dial Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Dial, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • William Dial, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772

Dial Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Dial, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dial (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dial (post 1700)



  • Patterson Dial (1902-1945), American writer and silent film actress of the 1920s, born in Madison, Florida
  • Nathaniel Barksdale Dial (1862-1940), American politician, United States Senator from South Carolina from 1919 to 1925
  • Joe Dial (b. 1962), American bronze medalist pole vaulter at the 1989 World Indoor Championships
  • Thornton Dial (b. 1928), American self-taught artist from Emelle, Alabama
  • Stephen D. Dial, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Boonville, Indiana, 1857-61
  • Rufus Lee Dial (1887-1966), American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wayne County, 1950, 1952, 1954
  • Nathaniel Barksdale Dial (1862-1940), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Laurens, South Carolina, 1887-91, 1895; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1888
  • Miller D. Dial, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1988
  • Johnnie Dial, American politician, Workers League Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984
  • Joe Dial, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 14th District, 1990
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. 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).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dial Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dial 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 7 December 2016 at 08:23.

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