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The story of the Dinsmoor family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Dinsmoor family lived on the lands of Dundemore in Fife where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.

Dinsmoor Early Origins



The surname Dinsmoor was first found in Fife, in the territories of Dundemore, near Lindores. One of the first records of the name was Henry de Dundemore who witnessed a confirmation charter by John, Earl of Huntigdoun of land in Kynalchmund to the Abbey of Arboirath c. 1219 and later witnessed another charter by the same earl granting lands of Lundors to the monks of Lindores (c.1232-1237.) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
In 1296, the Ragman Rolls listed Patrik de Dundemor and William de Dundemor as landholders in Fife.

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Dinsmoor Spelling Variations


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Dinsmoor Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Dinsmoor has appeared Dinsmore, Dinsmuir, Dunsmore, Dansmore, Dunmuir and many more.

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Dinsmoor Early History


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Dinsmoor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dinsmoor research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1317, 1650 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Dinsmoor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dinsmoor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dinsmoor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dinsmoor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dinsmoor In Ireland


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Dinsmoor In Ireland



Some of the Dinsmoor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 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



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Dinsmoor name:

Dinsmoor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Dinsmoor, who landed in New England in 1725

Dinsmoor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alice Dinsmoor, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1894

Dinsmoor Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Miss Alice Dinsmoor, aged 56, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Paul Dinsmoor, aged 45, who arrived in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1924
  • William Bell Dinsmoor, aged 38, who arrived in New York, N.Y., in 1924
  • William Bell Dinsmoor, aged 2, who arrived in New York, N.Y., in 1924
  • Dorothy Dinsmoor, aged 18, who arrived in America from Lawrence, Ka, in 1924
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dinsmoor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dinsmoor (post 1700)



  • James "Jim" A. Dinsmoor (1921-2005), American experimental psychologist who published work in the field of the experimental analysis of behavior
  • Samuel Perry Dinsmoor (1843-1932), American teacher and eccentric sculptor
  • Silas Dinsmoor (1766-1847), American Agent to the Cherokee (1794-1798) and to the Choctaw (1801-1813)
  • William Bell Dinsmoor Sr. (1886-1973), American architectural historian of classical Greece and professor at Columbia University
  • Charles Dinsmoor (1834-1904), American inventor and lawyer, best known for inventing the endless chain tractor in 1886, a forerunner of the continuous track vehicle
  • Samuel Dinsmoor Jr. (1799-1869), American lawyer, banker, politician, 22nd Governor of New Hampshire (1849-1852)
  • Samuel Dinsmoor (1766-1835), American teacher, lawyer, banker and politician, 14th Governor of New Hampshire (1831-1834)
  • Samuel Dinsmoor (1766-1835), American politician, Member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1821; State Court Judge in New Hampshire, 1823-31; Governor of New Hampshire, 1831-34
  • James D. Dinsmoor, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 3rd District, 1921-24
  • J. Denton Dinsmoor, American Republican politician, Chair of Pleasants County Republican Party, 1952
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Spes anchora tuta
Motto Translation: Hope is a safe anchor.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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The Dinsmoor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dinsmoor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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