The surname ‘Danielson’ is of Jewish origin. It is derived from the Jewish patronymic of the English name ‘Daniel’ derived from male given name ‘Daniel’ meaning ‘God is my judge’, borne by a major prophet in the bible. The major factor influencing the popularity of the given name (hence the frequency of the surname) was undoubtedly the dramatic story in the Book of Daniel, recounting the prophets steadfast adherence to hid religious faith in spite of pressure and prosecution from Mesopotamian kings in whose court he served: Nebuchadnezzar (who went mad) and Belshazzar (at whose feast Daniel interpreted the mysterious message of doom that appeared on the wall, being thrown to the lions for his pains). This had a minor additional influence on the adoption of the Christian name. Among Orthodox Christians in East Europe. English. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Danielson’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the fourteenth century were a ‘Beautrix Danyell’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded on Poll Tax records in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers w…
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