Show ContentsDominick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Dominick was brought to England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Latin "Dominicus," meaning "of the Lord," a name that was borne by the famous Spanish saint who founded the Dominican Order. The name has always been a fairly uncommon one in England.

Early Origins of the Dominick family

The surname Dominick was first found in the parish of St. Dominick in the north-east part of Cornwall. At the time of Doomsday Survey the district was taxed under the appellation of Halton, by which name a manor is still distinguished in this parish. It was however, known as St. Dominick in the year 1294, since in that inquisition Sancti Dominici is expressly mentioned.

"St. Dominick, to whom this church is dedicated, was born in Spain about the year 1167, and was distinguished for his vast learning and superior abilities. His piety is said by the Catholics to have kept pace with his talents; so that he acquired considerable fame for his acquaintance with the sacred writings and the mysteries of religion." [1]

A far as records for the family, they are indeed rare. In 1405, Robert Domenyk was registered in the Calendar of Letter Books of London. [2]

Early History of the Dominick family

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Dominick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dominick, Dominic, Dominique, Dominicus, Dorminay, Dominay and many more.

Early Notables of the Dominick family

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was

  • Andrew Dominick (c.1660), a British priest and writer

Dominick Ranking

In the United States, the name Dominick is the 7,286th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [3]

United States Dominick migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dominick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Casper Dominick, aged 33, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [4]
  • John Dominick, who landed in South Carolina in 1738 [4]
  • Maria Dominick, who arrived in New York, NY in 1749 [4]
  • Andreas Dominick, who arrived in America in 1752 [4]
Dominick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Dominick, who arrived in New York, NY in 1830 [4]
  • I Dominick, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [4]
  • B Dominick, aged 29, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858 [4]
  • Dominick Dominick, who arrived in Iowa in 1885 [4]
  • Theodore Dominick, who landed in Mississippi in 1895 [4]

Canada Dominick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dominick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Francis Dommick U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]
  • Mr. Thomas Donaho U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dominick (post 1700) +

  • William Dominick, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Lewis County, 1838
  • Weidman Dominick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868
  • Peter Hoyt Dominick (1915-1981), American Republican politician, Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1957-61; U.S. Representative from Colorado 2nd District, 1961-63; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1963-75; Defeated, 1974; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1964, 1972 (delegation chair); U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, 1975
  • Larry Dominick, American politician, Mayor of Cicero, Illinois, 2007-11
  • Frederick Haskell Dominick (1877-1960), American Democratic Party politician, Law partner of Cole L. Blease; Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1901-02; Chair of NewBerry County Democratic Party, 1906-14; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1917-33; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1924
  • DeWitt C. Dominick, American Republican politician, Coal and lumber dealer; Feed business; Real estate business; Builder; Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County 1st District, 1925-30. Presumably named for: DeWitt Clinton
  • D. Clinton III Dominick (b. 1918), American Republican politician, Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; Lawyer; Member of New York Republican State Committee; Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County 1st District, 1955-58; Member of New York State Senate, 1959-70 (33rd District 1959-65, 42nd District 1966, 37th District 1967-70)
  • Charlotte Dominick, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972
  • Betty Dominick, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1984
  • D Clinton Dominick (b. 1918), American lawyer and state senator
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Dominick 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: Pax
Motto Translation: Peace.

  1. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. 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)
  5. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook