Daniel Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Daniel Name Meaning: From the Hebrew personal name, meaning 'god is my judge'

A popular personal name & subsequently a frequent surname, no doubt originating from the Bible story where Daniel was thrown to the lions for his steadfast allegiance to his faith. First found in Sussex when Duke William of Normandy granted lands for their distinguished service at the Battle of Hastings

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Daniel Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Daniel family

Profession Census Frequency
School 791
Coal Miner Hewer 105
Farmer 97
Private Means 81
Farm Labourer 57
Dressmaker 56
None 40
General Servant (domestic) 38
Clerk 36
At Home 34
Blacksmith 26
Scholar 26
At School 25
Domestic Servant 24
House Keeper 24
Labourer 24
Coal Miner (hewer) 24
Farmers Son Working On Farm 22
General Servant Domestic 21
General Labourer 21
Housekeeper 21
Dress Maker 20
Butcher 20
Carpenter 19
Assisting In The Business 18

Daniel Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Daniel 100% 57,422
2 Daniell 86% 6,944
3 Danniel 86% 336
4 Denial 67% 211
5 Danel 83% 205
6 Donel 67% 194
7 Donal 50% 157
8 Danial 83% 147

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The surname Daniel is the most popular version of all its varients

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