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The origins of the Dinan name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived "the dayman," a dairyman or alternatively from the occupation of a "day's man," which was a servant of the keeper of a dairy. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Dinan Early Origins



The surname Dinan was first found in Devon where they quickly rose to be Barons Dinham shortly after the Conquest as they claimed descendancy from the Viscounts Dinant of Bretagne. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Some of the family were found at Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire in ancient times; unfortunately one can presume there is now little evidence of their history. "In a chapel on the north side of the chancel are recumbent effigies of Sir Francis Page and his lady, to whom the manor of Middle Aston formerly belonged: Sir Francis destroyed some monuments of the Dinham family to make room for his own, which was erected in his life-time." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Dinan Spelling Variations


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Dinan Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dinan were recorded, including De Dinant, Dinan, Dinam, Dinham, Diamond, Dymond, Dyment, Diment, Dymott, Dimont and many more.

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Dinan Early History


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Dinan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dinan research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1224, 1332, 1379 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Dinan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dinan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dinan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dinan 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dinan family emigrate to North America:

Dinan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel, James, Michael, and Thomas Dinan, who all settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Dinan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elenor Dinan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1819
  • Mr. Timothy Dinan, aged 2 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agnes" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)

Dinan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Dinan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif
  • Margaret Dinan, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Margaret Dinan, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Dinan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Dinan, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Patrick Dinan, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • Helena Dinan, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dinan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dinan (post 1700)



  • John A. Dinan (b. 1885), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Limerick, 1914-18
  • Donald R. Dinan, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 ; Presidential Elector for District of Columbia, 2012
  • Charles F. Dinan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (alternate), 1956

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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: Toujours prest
Motto Translation: Always ready


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 24)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Dinan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dinan 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 31 October 2016 at 08:50.

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