Dignum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Dignum comes from when the family resided in Dinham, a hamlet in the county Monmouthshire.

Early Origins of the Dignum family

The surname Dignum 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.

Important Dates for the Dignum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dignum research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1320, 1433, 1501, 1460 and 1486 are included under the topic Early Dignum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dignum Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dignum include Dynham, Dinan, Dinham, Dinat, Dyneham and others.

Early Notables of the Dignum family (pre 1700)

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Dignum migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Dignum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Francis Dignum, who landed in America in 1885 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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