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The original Gaelic form of Dimon was O Diamain.

Dimon Early Origins



The surname Dimon was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Dimon Spelling Variations


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Dimon Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Dimon are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Diamond, Dymond, Dyment, Diment, Dymott, Dimont and many more.

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Dimon Early History


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Dimon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dimon research. Another 378 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1000 is included under the topic Early Dimon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dimon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dimon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dimon 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Dimon or a variant listed above:

Dimon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dr. Dimon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Chas. L. Dimon, aged 74, who settled in America, in 1896

Dimon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Christy Dimon, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dimon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dimon (post 1700)



  • John Edward Dimon (1916-1993), American Republican Party politician
  • Charles Augustus Ropes Dimon (1841-1902), American volunteer soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • James "Jamie" Dimon (b. 1956), American business executive, current chairman, president and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase
  • Orville P. Dimon, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chemung County, 1882
  • John E. Dimon, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1964, 1972
  • J. Homer Dimon, American politician, Mayor of Columbus, Georgia, 1922-31, 1935

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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: Miseris Succurrere Disco
Motto Translation: I learn to succour the distressed.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    11. ...

    The Dimon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dimon 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 December 2015 at 14:41.

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