ORIGIN = Scottish
Spelling variations of this family name include: Daniels, Daniell, Daneil, Danyell, Danel, Daniers, Danyei and many more.
First found in Sussex where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mr. Daniel who settled in Virginia in 1606; fourteen years before the "Mayflower"; another member of the family settled in Virginia in 1622; Adam, Bernart, Henry, Jacob, John Godfrey, Owen, Peter, Phineas, Richard, Thomas, and William Daniel, all landed in Philadelphia Pa. between 1738 and 1851.
Motto: Nec timeo nec sperno.
Motto Translated: I neither fear nor despise.