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Today's generation of the Dimock family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dimock family lived in Gloucestershire. The name is derived from the local of Dymock, a village in this county. Dymock was the home of the Dymock poets (1911 to 1914) that included Robert Frost, Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, and John Drinkwater. The homes of Robert Frost and Wilfrid Wilson Gibson can still be seen there today.

Dimock Early Origins



The surname Dimock was first found in Gloucestershire where the village and parish of Dymock dates back to before the Norman Conquest. According to the Domesday Book, Dymock was held by King Edward at that time and was part of the Botloe hundred. It goes on to mention that King William held it in demesne for 4 years and after that, Earl William held it followed by his son Roger. It was sizable as there was land there for 41 ploughs and a priest held another 12 acres at the time. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Today the village comprises over 7,000 acres. The name Dymock was possibly derived from the Celtic word "din" which meant "fort" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another reference claims that name was derived from the Saxon words "dim" for dark, + "ac" for oak, in other words "dark oak." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Remains can be seen of an ancient hall in Howell, Lincolnshire, the seat of the Dymoke family at one time. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Dimock Spelling Variations


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Dimock Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dimock were recorded, including Dymoke, Dymock, Dimock, Dimoke and others.

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Dimock Early History


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Dimock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dimock research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1381, 1500, 1566, 1531, 1580, 1428, 1471, 1469, 1471 and 1546 are included under the topic Early Dimock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dimock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dimock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Dymoke (died 1381), held the manor of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire; Margaret Dymoke (ca.1500-?), of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, lady-in-waiting at the court of Henry VIII of England; Sir Edward Dymoke, of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire (d. 1566), Hereditary King's Champion; Robert Dymoke, Dymock or Dymocke, of...

Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dimock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Dimock arrived in North America very early:

Dimock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Martin Dimock settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Martin Dimock, who arrived in Virginia in 1637

Dimock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Dimock, who arrived in Virginia in 1704

Dimock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Dimock, aged 25, who settled in America from Leighton, in 1893
  • Dimock, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • Florence Dimock, aged 6, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Eliozabeth R. Dimock, aged 13, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Harold E Dimock, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dimock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • W O Dimock, who landed in Arkansas in 1900
  • George Dimock, aged 53, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Susan Dimock, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Walter Dimock, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • M. J. Dimock, who landed in America, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dimock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Dimock, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Shubael Dimock, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Daniel Dimock, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1761

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dimock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dimock (post 1700)



  • Edith Dimock (1876-1955), American painter
  • Edward Jordan Dimock (1890-1986), United States federal judge
  • Henry F. Dimock (1842-1911), American lawyer, a Yale graduate he was closely associated with the Whitney family business interests
  • Shubael Dimock (1753-1834), American-born, Canadian politician in Nova Scotia who represented Newport township in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1793 to 1799 and from 1826 to 1830
  • Davis Dimock Jr. (1801-1842), American politician, Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Susan Dimock M.D. (1847-1875), American medical pioneer, eponym of the the Dimock Community Health Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Origen Dimock, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Willington, 1835; Member of Connecticut State Senate 20th District, 1851-52
  • Davis Dimock Jr. (1801-1842), American Democrat politician, Susquehanna County Treasurer, 1834; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1841-42
  • Brown Dimock, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Otsego County 2nd District, 1856
  • Barbara D. Dimock, American Republican politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1953-54
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Rege et lege Dimico
Motto Translation: Fight for King and Law.


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Dimock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dimock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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