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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.

Diot Early Origins



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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Diot Spelling Variations


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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.

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Diot Early History


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Diot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diot research. Another 151 words (11 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.

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Diot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Diot Early Notables (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...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Diot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Aime Diot, who landed in Acadia in 1636

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Contemporary Notables of the name Diot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Diot (post 1700)



  • François Diot, Notary, Paris
  • Elisabeth Diot, Speech Therapist, Paris

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Diot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Diot 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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