This unusual name derives from Dibald itself coming from Tibald, both pet-forms of the personal name Theobald - a compound of the Old Germanic elements "theuda" meaning "people" and "bald" - bold. It is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, as Theobald, Tedbaldus and Tetbald. The petform, Dibald resulting from careless pronunciation of the initial "T" first appears in the 13th Century. Alternate spellings have included:-Dybel (1277) and Dypel (1327). In 1761, one, John Dipple married a Sarah Wincote in St.George's Church, Hanover Square, London. In the modern idiom, the name has at least ten spelling variations, including:- Diboll, Dibble, Dyball, Dyble, Daybell, Dipple, etc.. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph Dibald, which was dated 1276, The Hundred Rolls of Yorkshire, during the reign of King Edward I, The Hammer of the Scots, 1272 - 1307. 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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