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The origins of the Dynan name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Dynan was originally derived from a family having lived in Dinham, a hamlet in the county Monmouthshire.

Dynan Early Origins



The surname Dynan was first found in Monmouthshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dynan Spelling Variations


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Dynan Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dynan include Dynham, Dinan, Dinham, Dinat, Dyneham and others.

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Dynan Early History


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Dynan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dynan research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1320, 1433, 1501, 1460 and 1486 are included under the topic Early Dynan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dynan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dynan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dynan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dynan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martin Dynan, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dynan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dynan (post 1700)



  • Michael Dynan, American actor, known for Wodehouse Playhouse (1974) and Unnatural Causes (1986)
  • Melissa Dynan, American actress, known for Maya's Soul (2006), Woods of Evil (2005) and Bottom Out (2004)
  • Karen Dynan, American economist, current Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the United States Department of the Treasury
  • Phil Dynan (b. 1948), American artist and author

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Dynan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Dynan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dynan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 December 2015 at 17:13.

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