Daile

Daile - what does Daile surname mean?

Dale is a topographical name deriving from the Middle English `Dale` which traces its roots to the Olde English term `dael` or `dweller in the valley`. Dale may also be habitational in origin, arising from any of the numerous locations called by this word; as seen in the names of such places as Dalwood (Dorset) Dalham (Kent) and Dawley (Worcestershire). The variant `Deal` comes from the Kentish form `del` which is also the name of a place in Kent, Sir Thomas Dale (deceased 1619) served as Naval Commander in the Low Countries and was Governor of Virginia (1611 and 1614 - 1616). On October 6th, 1588 Elizabeth Dale married one Edward Chambers at Kingston, Kent and in 1597, John Dale married Marye Prescod on October 10th at Goodnestone-by-Sandwich, Kent. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William en le Dale, which was dated 1318, in the `Sheffield Manoral Records`, during the reign of King Edward 11, known as `Edward of Caernafon`, 1307 - 1327. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to `develop` often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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