of 1066. The Dien family lived in
. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dien research.Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1412, 1413, 1377, 1397, 1383, 1414, 1383 and 1414 are included under the topic Early Dien History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Dyne, Dine, Dives, Dynne, Dinne, Dyves, Dyon and others.
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Nicholas Dyne ( fl.
1352) of East Grinstead; John Dyne I (died 1412/1413), who owned land in the Kentish hundreds of Hayne, an English... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dien Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dien or a variant listed above: George and Thomas Dine arrived in Philadelphia in 1836; William Dyon settled in Virginia in 1649.