Daniels Family History
The Daniels ancient family history was found in the irishsurnames.com archives. Meaning 'the son of Daniel', Daniels is a Baptismal name from a popular personal name in the thirteenth century. Variants include Daniell, Danniell, Danell, Dannel, Dennell and Denial. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a Thomas Daniell, who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, in the year 1379, and a Sarah Daniel, who was burried at Saint Dionis Backchurch, in the year 1689-1690. In Scotland an individual of the name gave origin to the ancient barony of Danzielstoun. In Ireland Daniels and Daniel are sometimes used as variants of the name O'Donnell, these variants being found mostly in Tipperary.The Daniels family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Daniels descendants.