Dingley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dingley family

The surname Dingley 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]

Important Dates for the Dingley family

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Dingley Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dingley family (pre 1700)

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Dingley migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dingley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Dingley, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637 [6]
  • William Dingley, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [6]
  • William Dingley, who landed in New Jersey in 1682 [6]
  • Richard Dingley, who arrived in Newport, Rhode Island in 1694 [6]

Dingley migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dingley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Dingley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Dingley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary Dingley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Thomas Dingley U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 220 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 287, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [7]

Dingley migration to Australia

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

Dingley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Richard Dingley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "City Of Adelaide" in 1839 [8]
  • William Dingley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "City Of Adelaide" in 1839 [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dingley (post 1700)

  • Bert Dingley (1885-1966), American racecar driver
  • Nelson Dingley Jr. (1832-1899), American Republican politician, Governor of Maine, 1874-76; U.S. Representative from Maine, 1881-99 [9]
  • James B. Dingley, American Republican politician, Mayor of Gardiner, Maine, 1893 [9]
  • James Dingley, American politician, Mayor of Auburn, Maine, 1875-77 [9]
  • J. B. Dingley, American Republican politician, Mayor of Gardiner, Maine, 1876-78 [9]
  • Edward Nelson Dingley (b. 1862), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1899-1902; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900 [9]
  • Joan Dingley (1916-2008), one of the pioneer women of New Zealand science
  • Dingley Askham Brittin (1823-1902), English immigrant to New Zealand aboard the Minerva in 1853 who rose to become a distinguished politician, Member of Parliament for Christchurch Country (1855-1856)

Historic Events for the Dingley family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mrs. Katherine S. Dingley, Irish 2nd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [10]
  • Mr. H. J. Dingley, English Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [11]

Citations

  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. ^ 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)
  7. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF ADELAIDE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839CityOfAdelaide.htm
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  11. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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