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DALZIEL : (Gaelic.) Local. Taken from the parish of Dalziel, in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The parish is said to have received its name from the old parish church which stood near ihe Clyde, which was probably so called from Dal, a dale or valley, and cille, a church the church in the valley. There is the following tradition, told by Nisbet, of the origin of the name: A favorite of Kenneth n. having been hanged by the Picts, and the King being much concerned that the body should be exposed in so disgraceful a situation, offered a large reward to him who should rescue it. This being an enterprise of great danger, no one was found bold enough to undertake it, till a gentleman came to the king, and said, Dahid, that is, 'I dare.' View the N results.

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