Dymond History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of Dymond was O Diamain.

Early Origins of the Dymond family

The surname Dymond was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Dymond family

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Dymond Spelling Variations

Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Dymond family name. Variations found include Diamond, Dymond, Dyment, Diment, Dymott, Dimont and many more.

Early Notables of the Dymond family (pre 1700)

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United States Dymond migration to the United States +

During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Dymond family in North America:

Dymond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Dymond brought his family to Barbados in 1634
  • Robert Dymond, aged 29, who landed in Barbados in 1634 [1]
  • Tho Dymond, aged 21, who arrived in Barbados in 1683 [1]
Dymond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Dymond, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dymond (post 1700) +

  • John Dymond, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1888 [2]
  • Johnathan Dymond (1796-1828), English moralist, born 19 Dec. 1796, the fourth of five sons of John and Olive Dymond of Exeter [3]
  • Dr. Matthew Bulloch Dymond CM (1911-1996), Scottish-born, Canadian physician and politician, Ontario Minister of Health (1958-1969), Minister of Transportation (1958) and Minister of Reform Institutions (1957-1958)
  • George Dymond (1797-1835), British architect who worked mainly in Bristol area
  • Charles William Dymond (1832-1915), English physician
  • Mark Dymond (b. 1974), English actor of Irish descent
  • Alfred Hutchinson Dymond (1827-1903), Canadian writer and politician

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Frank Dymond (1871-1947), aged 25, English Fireman/Stoker from Itchen, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 15 [4]

The Dymond 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: Miseris Succurrere Disco
Motto Translation: I learn to succour the distressed.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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