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The original Gaelic form of Diamond was O Diamain.

Diamond Early Origins



The surname Diamond was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Diamond Spelling Variations


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Diamond Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Diamond were encountered in the archives: Diamond, Dymond, Dyment, Diment, Dymott, Dimont and many more.

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Diamond Early History


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Diamond Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diamond research. Another 378 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1000 is included under the topic Early Diamond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Diamond Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Diamond Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Diamond 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Diamond family came to North America quite early:

Diamond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Diamond, who settled in Maine in 1620

Diamond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Diamond, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772

Diamond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Diamond, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • James Diamond, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1834
  • Neill Diamond, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Matthew Diamond, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Daniel Diamond, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Diamond Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Abram Diamond, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Robert Diamond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Private John Diamond U.E. (b. 1759) born in Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA from Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA who settled in South Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1783 he served in Captain Peter Ruttan's Company of Rogers Rangers he died in 1845, he had 7 children [1]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
  • Mr. Jacob Diamond U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [1]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
  • Mr. John Diamond U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Ontario c. 1786 [1]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

Diamond Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Rose Diamond, aged 24, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Rose, Diamond Jr., aged 16, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • William Diamond, aged 14, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Anne Diamond, aged 11, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Ellen Diamond, aged 20, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Diamond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Diamond, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"
  • Nancy Diamond, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Anne Diamond, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

Diamond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Diamond landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • W. Diamond arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Diamond (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Diamond (post 1700)



  • Reed Diamond (b. 1967), American actor
  • Robert Diamond (b. 1951), London-based American banker
  • Milton Diamond (b. 1934), American professor of anatomy and reproductive biology
  • Michael Diamond (b. 1965), American musician, member of the Beastie Boys
  • Neil Diamond (b. 1941), American singer/songwriter
  • I. A. L. Diamond (1920-1988), Romanian-born American film writer
  • Gregg Diamond (1949-1999), American musician
  • Dustin Diamond (b. 1977), American actor
  • David Diamond (1915-2005), American composer
  • Bernard L. Diamond (1912-1990), American Professor of law and psychiatry
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Diamond Historic Events


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Diamond Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Edward Patrick Diamond, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales May 1941 and died at the battle of Denmark Strait, before the sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Fred Diamond, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Diamond


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Suggested Readings for the name Diamond



  • Genealogy of the Dymond (also Diamond), Williams, and Related Families by Robert Herschel Dymond.
  • James Diamond, 1781-1849, and His Descendants by Laura P. Marbut.

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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: Miseris Succurrere Disco
Motto Translation: I learn to succour the distressed.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Diamond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Diamond 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.

This page was last modified on 4 November 2016 at 03:50.

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