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Dalzell Family History

Dalzell Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a place in the Clyde valley, recorded in 1200 in the forms Dalyell, Daliel and in 1352 as Daleel, apparently from Gaelic dail ‘field’ + g(h)eal ‘white’. The z in the spelling is not really a z at all; it represents Middle English ?, and the pronunciation, regardless of spelling, was normally ‘Dee-ell’ or ‘Die-ell’, sometimes ‘Dal-yell’. Black quotes an ‘old Galloway rhyme’: ‘Deil (devil) and Da’yell begins with yae letter; Deil’s nae gude and Da’yell’s nae better’. Nowadays ‘Dal-zell’ and ‘Dal-zeel’ are also heard, and are standard in North America. The name was introduced in the 17th century to Ireland (Counties Louth and Down), where the normal spelling is Dalzell. The more common spelling Scotland is Dalziel.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Dalzell Families

  • Number of Dalzell families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dalzell families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dalzell families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dalzell Family Origin

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Dalzell Immigration Information

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Dalzell Family Occupations

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