Dominy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dominy family

The surname Dominy was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century. Dominie is a Scottish term for a churchman or schoolmaster.

Early History of the Dominy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dominy research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dominy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dominy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dorminey, Dominey, Dorminay, Dormey, Dormay, Dominey, Dominay and many more.

Early Notables of the Dominy family (pre 1700)

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United States Dominy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dominy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Dominy, aged 41, originally from Prestow, England, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Carl Dominy, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Bordeaux, France [2]
  • Walter Edward Dominy, aged 31, originally from Paisley, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [3]
  • Ida Mildred Dominy, aged 33, originally from Cheltenham, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Southampton, England [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dominy (post 1700) +

  • Thomas J. Dominy, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 28th District, 1992
  • Samuel D. Dominy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1996
  • Alonson T. Dominy (1863-1908), American Republican politician, Clinton County Sheriff; Member of New York State Assembly from Clinton County, 1907-08; Died in office 1908
  • Floyd Elgin Dominy (1909-2010), American politician, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner (1959 to 1969)
  • Arthur Albert Dominy (1893-1974), English professional footballer
  • John Dominy (1816-1891), British horticulturist and plant hybridiser


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXYM-6ZQ : 6 December 2014), Frank Dominy, 04 Apr 1909; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q8-Z48 : 6 December 2014), Carl Dominy, 24 Jan 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Rochambeau, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64P-FM6 : 6 December 2014), Walter Edward Dominy, 25 Dec 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C1-J2G : 6 December 2014), Ida Mildred Dominy, 28 Mar 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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