Origins Available: English
The surname Dominicus 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 Dominicus family
The surname Dominicus was first found in 1405; Robert Domenyk was registered in the Calendar of Letter Books of London for that year. The name could be found infrequently in this region during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Early History of the Dominicus family
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Dominicus Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dominick, Dominic, Dominique, Dominicus, Dorminay, Dominay and many more.
Early Notables of the Dominicus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dominicus family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dominicus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Dominicus, who settled in Virginia in 1733
- Joseph Dominicus, who settled in Philadelphia in 1790
The Dominicus 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 Translation: Peace.