Dull History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dull family

The surname Dull was first found in Germany, where the name Dollard came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Important Dates for the Dull family

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Dull Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dollard, Dillard, Dolard, Dilard, Dollards, Dillards, Dullaert, Dollardt, Dillardt, Dollart and many more.

Early Notables of the Dull family (pre 1700)

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Dull migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dull Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jahan Nickell Dull, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Joh Michel Dull, who landed in New York, NY in 1764 [1]
  • Frederick Dull, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Christian Dull, aged 25, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1776 [1]
Dull Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Dull, who arrived in Clearfield Co. Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Adam Dull, who landed in Indiana in 1852 [1]
  • Andrew Dull, who arrived in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [1]
  • Valentine Dull, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

Dull migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dull Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Dull, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1751

Contemporary Notables of the name Dull (post 1700)

  • Richard Dull (b. 1945), American former athletic director and athlete, Athletic Director of the University of Maryland from 1981 to 1986
  • James "Jim" Edward Dull (1928-2009), American academic, Dean of Students of Georgia Institute of Technology (1964-1991)
  • Ryan Dull (b. 1989), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics (2015-)
  • Orville O. Dull (1888-1978), American Academy Award winning producer, director, production manager and assistant director who worked on over 40 films from 1925 to 1951
  • Jack Dull (1930-1995), American scholar of the history of Han China, professor at the University of Washington
  • John Dull, American folk music artist and folk music promoter

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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