Show ContentsDymond 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 19th Century
  • Thomas Dymond, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]
Dymond Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mr. James Dymond, (b. 1879), aged 21, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "New York" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 5th May 1900 en route to Rockland, Michigan, USA [2]
  • Mr. Richard Dymond, (b. 1869), aged 33, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "Celtic" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 17th October 1902 en route to Utah, USA [2]
  • Mr. James Dymond, (b. 1878), aged 25, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "Aurania" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 8th October 1903 en route to Hancock, Michigan, USA [2]
  • Mr. William Dymond, (b. 1883), aged 21, Cornish clerk travelling aboard the ship "St Paul" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 13th March 1904 en route to Cleveland, Ohio, USA [2]
  • Mr. Percy Dymond, (b. 1884), aged 21, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "Oceanic" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 3rd May 1905 en route to Greenland, Michigan, USA [2]
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West Indies Dymond migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Dymond Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Robert Dymond brought his family to Barbados in 1634
  • Mr. Robert Dymond, (b. 1605), aged 29, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Hopewell" arriving in Barbados on 17th February 1634 [1]
  • Tho Dymond, aged 21, who arrived in Barbados in 1683 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dymond (post 1700) +

  • John Dymond, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1888 [4]
  • Johnathan Dymond (1796-1828), English moralist, born 19 Dec. 1796, the fourth of five sons of John and Olive Dymond of Exeter [5]
  • 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 [6]

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.

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