Origins Available: English
The surname Dominiques 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 Dominiques family
The surname Dominiques 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 Dominiques family
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Dominiques Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dominick, Dominic, Dominique, Dominicus, Dorminay, Dominay and many more.
Early Notables of the Dominiques family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dominiques family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Dominicke, who set sail for America in 1623; John Dominicus, who came to Virginia in 1734; John Dominick, who immigrated to South Carolina in 1738.
The Dominiques 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.