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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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