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Strange, I too came across that. I am a descendent of his by my father. Direct male line.
I read something a bit earlier that the origin of the name was D'Anyels in the 1200s.
I suspect it was a Norman-French name brought over during the invasion of England in 1066
with the Normans. The Daniel family as far as I an tell...originates in Yorkshire. That
area was settled heavily by the Normans. I haven't been able to find that tree...
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