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Dignan Early Origins



The surname Dignan 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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Dignan Spelling Variations


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Dignan Spelling Variations



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

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Dignan Early History


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Dignan Early History



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

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Dignan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dignan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dignan 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 were:

Dignan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bryan Dignan, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745

Dignan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Dignan, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • William Dignan, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • Patrick Dignan, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Bernard Dignan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Briget Dignan, aged 17, landed in New York in 1854

Dignan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Dignan, aged 60 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Progress" departing from the port of New Ross, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)

Dignan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Dignan landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Sophia Pate

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dignan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dignan (post 1700)



  • Peter A. Dignan, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Jacksonville, Florida, 1914-19
  • John R. Dignan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924
  • Herman Henry Dignan (1890-1956), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Shiawassee County, 1935-38; Member of Michigan State Senate 15th District, 1939-42
  • Patrick Dignan (1814-1894), New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament in Auckland, New Zealand

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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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Dignan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dignan 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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