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Early Origins of the Dingey family

The surname Dingey was first found in Northumberland at Dingley, a parish, in the union of Market-Harborough, hundred of Corby. Dingley Hall "occupies the site of a commandery of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, founded in the reign of Stephen." [1]

The Domesday Book of 1086 listed the place as Dinglei [2] and literally the place name means "woodland clearing with hollows," from the Old English word "leah" + the Middle English word "dingle." [3]

One of the first records of the name was found here when Alured de Dingelai was listed in the Feet of Fines of 1197. From this early entry, the family quickly moved throughout Britain as seen by Nicholas de Dyngele who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1298, [4] and Roger de Dingeley who was listed in the Feet of Fines for Norfolk in 1330. [5]

Early History of the Dingey family

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Dingey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dingley, Dingalai, Dingleigh, Dyngley, Dynley and many more.

Early Notables of the Dingey family (pre 1700)

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Australia Dingey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dingey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Frederick Dingey, (b. 1860), aged 26, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "SS Parthia" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 13th January 1886 [6]

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from on Facebook