Dimino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dimino surname is derived from the Latin given name "Damianus," which in turn comes from the name of a Greek goddess, Damia. There was an early Christian saint named Damian, martyred in Cilicia in the year 303, under emperor Domitian. There was also a St. Damian, who lived in the 7th-8th centuries recorded as the Bishop of Pavia. These two saints, no doubt have contributed the popularity of this name.

Early Origins of the Dimino family

The surname Dimino was first found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Saint Peter Damian "Pietro Damiani," in Italian (circa 1007-1072) was an Italian religious reformer, who was a Camaldolese monk at Fonte-Avellino (near Gubbio).

Early History of the Dimino family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dimino research. Another 46 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 146 and 1460 are included under the topic Early Dimino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dimino Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Damon, Daymon, Damyon, Damond, Daumont, Damont, D'Homan, Damian, Damian, Damino, Damini, Damman and many more.

Early Notables of the Dimino family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Dimino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dimino migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dimino Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Dimino, who arrived at New York on May 1, 1885 from Naples, aboard the "Gottardo"
  • as well as Maria Dimino, who arrived at New York on May 1, 1885 from Naples, aboard the "Gottardo"
  • Calogero Dimino, who arrived at New York on May 7, 1890 from Palermo, aboard the "Entella"
Dimino Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Maria DiMino, aged 21, who arrived in America from Sciacca, in 1901
  • Accursia Dimino, aged 10, who arrived in America from Sciacca, Sicily, in 1906
  • Angelo Dimino, aged 11, who arrived in America from Sciacco, Sicily, in 1907
  • Calogero Dimino, aged 22, who arrived in America from Grotte, Sicily, in 1909
  • Caterina Dimino, aged 20, who arrived in America from Sciacca, Sicily, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dimino (post 1700) +

  • Frank DiMino, American lead vocalist for Angel, a glam rock and heavy metal band
  • Andre DiMino, American President of the Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition
  • Joseph Thomas Dimino (b. 1923), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop for the Military Services (1991-1997)


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