Diot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Diot is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person known for great strength. The surname Diot originally derived from the Old English word Doegheard.
Early Origins of the Diot family
The surname Diot was first found in Staffordshire at Freeford, a hamlet, in the parish of St. Michael, Lichfield, union of Lichfield, N. division of the hundred of Offlow. " The manor [of Freeford] was held by a family of its own name, in the reign of James I., and afterwards passed to the family of Dyott, who suffered much in the parliamentary war for their attachment to Charles I." 
Important Dates for the Diot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diot research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1560, 1622, 1601, 1614, 1591, 1660, 1623, 1640, 1619, 1677, 1667, 1677, 1667, 1719, 1690 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Diot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Diot Spelling Variations
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 Diot have been found, including Dyott, Dyot, Diot and others.
Early Notables of the Diot family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: General John Dyot, known as "Dumb éyort of Somerson"; Anthony Dyott (c. 1560-1622) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1614; Sir Richard Dyott (c. 1591-1660) was an English lawyer...
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Diot migration to the United States
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 powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Diot surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:
Diot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H D Diot, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 
Diot migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Diot Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Aime Diot, who landed in Acadia in 1636
Contemporary Notables of the name Diot (post 1700)
- François Diot, Notary, Paris
- Elisabeth Diot, Speech Therapist, Paris
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)