The ancient Pictish-Scottish name Dinney comes from the personal name
Dennis. Dinney is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Some patronyms were formed from the personal names of the father of the bearer, while others came from prominent religious and secular figures. The surname Dinney was first established in Lancashire
, prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Dinney family
The surname Dinney was first found in Lancashire
(located in northwest England
and dates back to 1180), where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Dinney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dinney research.Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 10,0, 1424, 1634, 1st , 1676, 1501 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Dinney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dinney Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Dinney has been spelled Denny, Denney, Dennie, Denie, Denye, Deanney, Deannie and many more.
Early Notables of the Dinney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dinney family to Ireland
Some of the Dinney family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dinney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dinney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Dinney, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
The Dinney Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Et mea messis erit
Motto Translation: My harvest will also arrive.