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name Dial comes from when the family resided in the area referred to as the dale
or a valley.
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.
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.
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
More information is included under the topic Early Dial Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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
- 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
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
- 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.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
- Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
- 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.
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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.
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