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Dingwall Surname History



The roots of the Dingwall surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Dingwall surname comes from someone having lived at Royal Burgh of Dingwall, in Ross-shire, Scotland. The place-name is derived from the Old English word dingle, which meant valley or hollow. This is a habitation surname, derived from an already existing place-name.


Early Origins of the Dingwall family


The surname Dingwall was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, where John Yonger of Dyngvale witnessed a charter by William, Earl of Ross in 1342. Another charter by the same earl was witnessed by John called Yong and Thomas, his brother (c. 1350-72.) A few years later, William of Dyngwale was listed as dean of Aberdeen and Ross in 1389. Thomas of Dyngvale was listed as a canon in 1451. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Dingwall family


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Dingwall Spelling Variations


Few standards of spelling and translation existed in the Middle Ages. spelling variations, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Dingwall has been spelled Dingwall, Dingwalls, Dingall, Dingell, Dingle, Dingill, Dingal, Dingel and many more.

Early Notables of the Dingwall family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dingwall family to the New World and Oceana


Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlantic. These settlers and their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Clan societies and other Scottish organizations have preserved much of this heritage for the ancestors of those brave Scots. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Dingwall to North America:

Dingwall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Donald Dingwall who was banished to Barbados in the year 1745

Dingwall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Dingwall, who landed in Colorado in 1886 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John G Dingwall, who landed in Colorado in 1891 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • J. A. Dingwall, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • J. A. Dingwall, aged 58, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1896

Dingwall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alex. Dingwall, aged 24, who arrived in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1905
  • Alex. W. Dingwall, aged 23, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1906
  • Dollie Dingwall, aged 26, who arrived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1907
  • Helen Dingwall, aged 2, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • Charles Dingwall, aged 56, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dingwall Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Dingwall U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Dingwall Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Dingwall, aged 20, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Robert Dingwall, aged 26, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834

Dingwall Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Fred J. Dingwall, aged 26, who arrived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1903
  • Donald Waverby Dingwall, aged 29, who arrived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1909
  • Donald Waverley Dingwall, aged 32, who arrived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1913
  • Annie L. Dingwall, aged 57, who arrived in America from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1913

Dingwall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A Dingwall, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1839
  • Alexander Dingwall, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • Alexander Dingwall, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Mr. James Dingwall, (b. 1840), aged 24, British labourer travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Dingwall (post 1700)


  • Thuliso Dingwall (b. 1995), American actor, best known for portraying Kenard on the television series The Wire
  • Joe Dingwall (b. 1988), Scottish professional footballer
  • Ernie Dingwall (b. 1898), former Australian rules footballer
  • John Dingwall (1940-2004), Australian journalist, writer and director, best known for his screenplay Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
  • Eric John Dingwall (1890-1986), British anthropologist and psychical researcher
  • William Munro Dingwall (1851-1889), Scottish-born, Canadian general merchant and politician in British Columbia who represented Comox in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1882 to 1886
  • Shaun Dingwall (b. 1972), British actor, known for his roles in The Young Victoria (2009), Villa des roses (2002) and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013)
  • David Charles Dingwall PC (b. 1952), Canadian lawyer and former politician for Cape Breton-East Richmond in Nova Scotia, Opposition House Leader (1991-1993)
  • William Dingwall Fordyce (1836-1875), Scottish Liberal politician, Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire (1866-1868)

Historic Events for the Dingwall family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Charles Arthur Dingwall, English 1st Class Passenger from London, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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