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This interesting surname derives ultimately from the Hebrew male personal name "Daniel", which means "God is my judge", and was borne by one of the most important prophets in the Bible. The name does not appear in England before the Conquest of 1066, suggesting that it was introduced by the Normans as both a given name and a surname. "Daniel" was a very popular personal name throughout medieval Europe, due largely to the dramatic story contained in the biblical "Book of Daniel", and also to the fame of a 2nd Century Christian martyr and a 9th Century hermit, legends of whose life were popular during the Middle Ages among Christians...

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Martin Daniels

My granddad's surname was Daniels. I did not know him well. He had, I think, seven sons. One of these sons was my father, Dawid Daniels, My dad fought in the Second World in Egypt against the British. He served in the army formed by the then Apartheid Regime (Government) of South Africa. I was born in a small town named Upington. It is nearby the well-known South African town Kimberley where diamonds were discovered. It is also home of the famous Big Hole. I have three bothers and three sisters. One is a medical doctor. Two of our seven children are teachers. Of the seven of us, two has since died. We are five still living in South Africa. I think my father and grandfather and great grand father has their origins in Ireland, but I am not sure. It will be interesting to hear from other people worldwide with the surname of Daniels.

Michael Daniels

Hello my name is Michael R Daniels. Im trying to find out what part of Ireland my family came from and if there are any Daniels left there.


gabriel daniels


My grandad has a jaded past but I think I have managed to trace relatives in Dartmouth, london & roscommon so far


Hello, my name is Tracy Daniel's and I recently found out that I am 68% Irish. I would love to know more about my descendants. My grandfather's name was Tilden Daniels.


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