The name Dignolm is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in Dinham, a hamlet in the county Monmouthshire.
Early Origins of the Dignolm family
The surname Dignolm was first found in Monmouthshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dignolm family
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Dignolm Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dignolm were recorded, including Dynham, Dinan, Dinham, Dinat, Dyneham and others.
Early Notables of the Dignolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dignolm family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dignolm family emigrate to North America: Thomas Dinham, who came to Virginia in 1731; George Dinham, who arrived in New England
in 1763; as well as Daniel, James, Michael, and Thomas Dinan, who all settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..