The ancient roots of the Edell family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. Edell was a local
name, for someone who lived in Bavaria
, where their name Edell derives from the German words, edel,
which means noble,
which means man.
This name literally translates to nobleman,
which indicates their rank between the knightly and the general classes of the population.
Early Origins of the Edell family
The surname Edell was first found in Bavaria
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation.
Early History of the Edell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edell research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1424 is included under the topic Early Edell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Edell Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Edell include Edel, Edelmann, Edellmann, Edellman, Eddelman, Eddelmann, Edelman, Edell and many more.
Early Notables of the Edell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edell family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Edell surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Edell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Edell, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Edell (post 1700)
- Chris Edell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1944 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html