Origins Available: English
The name Dimmers came to England
with the ancestors of the Dimmers family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Dimmers family lived in Northumberland
. The family are descended in England
from the Norman House of Baron
Foulke de Dinan, whose surname translates as from Dinan.
The name Dimmers derives from the abbreviated form Dinan.
Early Origins of the Dimmers family
The surname Dimmers was first found in Northumberland
where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror, and were Companions in Arms to the Lords of Mitford and Bothal. Sir Alain Dinan was the scion of this family. In Brittany
he was descended from Baron
Foulke de Dinan, and the family still retained the Barony in Brittany
from 1295 to 1509. The name in England
became Dinner, Diner, and Dinar.
Early History of the Dimmers family
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Dimmers Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Dinan, Dinner, Diner, Dinar and others.
Early Notables of the Dimmers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dimmers family to Ireland
Some of the Dimmers family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 90 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dimmers family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dimmers or a variant listed above:
Dimmers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pet. Dimmers, who arrived in America in 1856
Contemporary Notables of the name Dimmers (post 1700)
- Albert W. Dimmers Jr. (b. 1904), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Hillsdale District, 1945-48; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952 CITATION[CLOSE]
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