The ancestry of the name Dinnat dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Dinham, a hamlet in the county Monmouthshire.
Early Origins of the Dinnat family
The surname Dinnat was first found in Monmouthshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dinnat family
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Dinnat Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Dinnat have been found, including Dynham, Dinan, Dinham, Dinat, Dyneham and others.
Early Notables of the Dinnat family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dinnat family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Dinnat, or a variant listed above: Thomas Dinham, who came to Virginia in 1731; George Dinham, who arrived in New England
in 1763; as well as Daniel, James, Michael, and Thomas Dinan, who all settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..