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The name Dayman arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a "the dayman," a dairyman or alternatively from the occupation of a "day's man," which was a servant of the keeper of a dairy. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Dayman Early Origins



The surname Dayman was first found in Devon where they quickly rose to be Barons Dinham shortly after the Conquest as they claimed descendancy from the Viscounts Dinant of Bretagne. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Some of the family were found at Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire in ancient times; unfortunately one can presume there is now little evidence of their history. "In a chapel on the north side of the chancel are recumbent effigies of Sir Francis Page and his lady, to whom the manor of Middle Aston formerly belonged: Sir Francis destroyed some monuments of the Dinham family to make room for his own, which was erected in his life-time." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Dayman Spelling Variations


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Dayman Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled De Dinant, Dinan, Dinam, Dinham, Diamond, Dymond, Dyment, Diment, Dymott, Dimont and many more.

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Dayman Early History


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Dayman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dayman research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1224, 1332, 1379 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Dayman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dayman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dayman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dayman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Dayman or a variant listed above:

Dayman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Dayman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1774

Dayman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Dayman, aged 43, who arrived in America, in 1895

Dayman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel Dayman, aged 60, who emigrated to Rochester, New York in 1913
  • Wilfred Dayman, aged 34, who arrived in America, in 1924

Dayman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Humphrey Dayman, who settled in Quebec in 1843
  • Ralph Dayman, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Lewellan Dayman, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Dayman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dayman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • Mary Dayman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dayman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dayman (post 1700)



  • Edward Arthur Dayman BD (1807-1890), English clergyman and hymn writer
  • Leslie "Les" Dayman (b. 1933), Australian television actor
  • Gregory John Dayman (b. 1947), New Zealand gold medalist field hockey player at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Les 'Bro' Dayman (b. 1901), Australian rules footballer, active from 1921 to 1934, inductee into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame
  • Ivan Dayman, Australian promoter, record producer in the 1960s and 1970s

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Toujours prest
Motto Translation: Always ready


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Dayman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dayman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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