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Dignam Early Origins



The surname Dignam was first found in Lincolnshire where one of the first records of the name was Richard and John Dikeman who were listed in the Curia Regus Rolls of 1206. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Dignam Spelling Variations


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Dignam Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dickman, Digman, Dikeman, Dignan, Dignam and many more.

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Dignam Early History


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Dignam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dignam research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dignam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dignam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dignam Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dignam 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dignam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dignam (post 1700)



  • Mark Dignam (1909-1989), prolific English actor
  • Basil Dignam (1905-1979), English character actor from Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, active from 1951 to 1975, brother of Mark Dignam
  • Barry Dignam (b. 1971), Irish filmmaker
  • Arthur Dignam (b. 1939), Australian actor
  • Mary Ella Dignam (1857-1938), born Mary Ella William, a Canadian painter and pioneer activist for women artists
  • Christy Dignam (b. 1960), Irish lead singer of the popular Irish rock band Aslan

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Dignam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dignam 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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