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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, and mann, which means man. This name literally translates to nobleman, which indicates their rank between the knightly and the general classes of the population.

Edell Early Origins



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.

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Edell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Edell Early History


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Edell Early History



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.

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Edell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edell (post 1700)



  • Chris Edell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1944

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Edell Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Edell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edell 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 29 October 2015 at 10:17.

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