Show ContentsDingman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Dingman may come from the Middle Low German surname Dinger, which was derived from the Old High German word "dinc" meaning "judicial trial or hearing." The name may also have originated with the place names Ding or Dingen.

Early Origins of the Dingman family

The surname Dingman was first found in Westphalia, a region in western Germany which borders the Netherlands. In Frankfurt, Mecze uff dem Dingreyne was recorded in 1347.

Early History of the Dingman family

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Dingman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dingman, Dingeman, Dingermann, Dingmans, Dingemans and many more.

Early Notables of the Dingman family

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included

  • the Dingman family of New Netherlands, who very established very early on in the area around New York

Dingman Ranking

In the United States, the name Dingman is the 6,446th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Dingman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dingman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Adam Dingman, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 [2]
  • Adam Dingman and his family, who immigrated to New Netherland in 1653

Canada Dingman migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dingman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Gerardus Dingman U.E., "Gerhard" (b. 1709) born in Kinderhoek, Columbia County, New York, USA from Kinderhoek, Columbia County, New York, USA who arrived at Machiche Refugee Camp, Quebec c. 1779 he died in 1780 in Machiche Refugee camp, married with 8 children [3]
  • Mr. John Dingman U.E. who settled in Westminster, Middlesex County, Ontario c. 1784 [3]
  • Mr. John Dingman U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]
  • Mr. Richard Dingman U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 [3]
  • Mr. Garret Dingman U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1786 [3]
Dingman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James P. Dingman, who was recorded in the 1871 census in Ontario

Contemporary Notables of the name Dingman (post 1700) +

  • Maurice John Dingman (1914-1992), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Michael David Dingman (b. 1931), American international investor, businessman and philanthropist
  • Katherine Dingman (b. 1964), American professional wrestler and valet
  • Dean Dingman, former All-American offensive guard
  • Craig Allen Dingman (b. 1974), American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • George A. Dingman, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan state highway commissioner, 1955 [4]
  • Fred R. Dingman (1889-1959), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1941-46, 1949-59; Defeated, 1946 [4]
  • Chris Dingman, professional hockey player

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  2. 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)
  3. 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
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook