Early Origins of the Dimsdale family
The surname Dimsdale was first found in Durham
at Low Dinsdale or Over Dinsdale, a parish, in the union of Darlington, S. W. division of Stockton ward. "A sulphureous well was discovered in [here] 1789, at the depth of seventy-two feet from the surface; it received the name of Dinsdale Spa, and has become a place of resort during the summer season." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Dimsdale family
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Dimsdale Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dimsdale, Dinsdale, Dimsdales, Dinsdales, Dinsdayle, Dimsdayle, Dinsdaile and many more.
Early Notables of the Dimsdale family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Dimsdale (1712-1800), 1st Baron
Dimsdale, an eminent English physician, whose work on inoculation for small pox caught the... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dimsdale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dimsdale family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dimsdale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Dimsdale who settled in New England in 1663
- Robert Dimsdale, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Dimsdale (post 1700)
- Howard Dimsdale (1914-1991), American screenwriter for television and films
- Sir John Holdsworth Dimsdale (1901-1978), 3rd Baronet, English peer
- Sir John Holdsworth Dimsdale (1874-1923), 2nd Baronet, English peer
- Sir Joseph Cockfield Dimsdale PC, KCVO, Bt, (1849-1912), 1st Baronet, English politician, 573rd Lord Mayor of London (1901–1902) and Member of Parliament for the City of London (1900–1906)
- Oliver Dimsdale (b. 1972), English actor, best known for his role as Louis Trevelyan in the BBC TV serial He Knew He Was Right
- Robert Dimsdale (1828-1898), English Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Hertford (1866-1874)
- Helen Easdale Dimsdale (1907-1977), English noted neurologist
The Dimsdale 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: Magnas Hippocrates; tu nobis major
Motto Translation: Great Hippocrates; Thou art greater than we.