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The original Gaelic form of Dimond was O Diamain.

Dimond Early Origins



The surname Dimond 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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Dimond Spelling Variations


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Dimond Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Dimond can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Diamond, Dymond, Dyment, Diment, Dymott, Dimont and many more.

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Dimond Early History


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Dimond Early History



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

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Dimond Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dimond Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dimond 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 great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Dimond name:

Dimond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Dimond, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1647

Dimond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Dimond, aged 26, arrived in Schuyler County, III in 1860
  • Daniel Dimond, who landed in Arkansas in 1874

Dimond Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Alice Dimond, aged 24, arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774

Dimond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Dimond, aged 21, a sawyer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Hungerford"

Dimond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Dimond, aged 39, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Judith Dimond, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Harriett Dimond, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Ann Dimond, aged 16, a sempstress, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • David Dimond, aged 14, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dimond (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dimond (post 1700)



  • Francis M. Dimond (1796-1859), American politician, 23rd Governor of Rhode Island (1853-1854)
  • Christopher Dimond, American playwright, librettist, and lyricist
  • John Dimond (1892-1968), American fencer at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Clark Dimond (b. 1941), American guitarist, composer and author, founder of Dimond Sudios
  • Diane Dimond, American television journalist, reporter and host
  • Anthony Joseph Dimond (1881-1953), American Democratic Party politician, Territorial Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives from Alaska (1933-1945)
  • James G. Dimond, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 15th District, 1877
  • Francis Moore Dimond, American politician, U.S. Consul in Veracruz, 1842-49
  • Francis G. Dimond, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1956; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964
  • Daniel Dimond, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 17th District, 1880-81
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dimond Historic Events


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Dimond Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Dimond, English Scullion from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    11. ...

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