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Dignume History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Dignume come from when the family resided in Dinham, a hamlet in the county Monmouthshire.

Early Origins of the Dignume family


The surname Dignume 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 Dignume family


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Dignume Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dignume has been recorded under many different variations, including Dynham, Dinan, Dinham, Dinat, Dyneham and others.

Early Notables of the Dignume family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dignume family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dignume or a variant listed above: 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..

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