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Where did the Scottish Dinwiddie family come from? What is the Scottish Dinwiddie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dinwiddie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dinwiddie family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dinwoodie, Dinwiddie, Dinswoodie, Dunwoodie, Dinwoody, Dinwiddy, Dinswoody, Dunwoody, Dinwoodey, Dinwiddey, Dunwordy, Dunswoodie, Dunswoody, Dunswoodey, Dimswoodie, Dimswoody, Dunswoddy, Dinswoddy, Dinswudy, Dimswudy, Dinwudy and many more.
First found in Dumfriesshire at Dinwoodie in the parish of Applegarth where one of the first records of the name was Sir Alan de Dunwidi was listed as seneschal (a royal officer in charge of justice) of Annandale in the first quarter of the thirteenth century. Adam de Dunwidie witnessed a claim of lands (c. 1194-1214.) Years later, Alan Dinwoodie rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dinwiddie research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1200, 1194, 1639, 1770, 1751, 1758, 1753, 1754 and are included under the topic Early Dinwiddie History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 385 words (28 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dinwiddie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dinwiddie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dinwiddie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Dinwiddie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Dinwiddie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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: Ubi Libertas Ibi Patrium
Motto Translation: Where liberty prevails there is my country.
The Dinwiddie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dinwiddie 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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