Dalmain Surname Origin
an Anglicization of the French D'Allenagne ('Of Germany'). (Origin French) Of Germany [Latin-Teutonic tribal name Alemanni/Allemanni, Alamanni, usually said to signify the 'All-Men', whatever that may mean. In all probability there should be an initial H-, and the -e, -a, is a phonic intrusion: I suggest for the first element the Old Teutonic halm- (as in Old Norse hjalm-r), helm/helmet; the Alamanni, in that case, being 'the Helmeted Men': Hess/Hesse].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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