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Origins Available: English, Irish


The name Dinneent is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Downing, Oxfordshire.

Dinneent Early Origins



The surname Dinneent was first found in Oxfordshire 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.

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Dinneent Spelling Variations


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Dinneent Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Dinneent are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Dinneent include: Downing, Doning, Douning, Duning and others.

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Dinneent Early History


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Dinneent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dinneent research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1400, 1672, 1623, 1684, 1656, 1711, 1685, 1749 and 1764 are included under the topic Early Dinneent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dinneent Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dinneent Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir George Downing (1623-1684), 1st Baronet of East Hatley, an Anglo-Irish soldier, statesman, and diplomat, eponym of Downing Street in London; Sir George Downing, (c. 1656-1711), 2nd Baronet of East...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dinneent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dinneent In Ireland


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Dinneent In Ireland



Some of the Dinneent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dinneent or a variant listed above: Francis Downing, who came to Virginia in 1624; James Downing and Emanuel Downing who both settled in Salem in 1630; Richard Downing, who settled in Virginia in 1653.

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