Dynes is one of the many new names that came to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Dynes family lived in Sussex
. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Dives,
Early Origins of the Dynes family
The surname Dynes was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dynes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dynes research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1412, 1413, 1377, 1397, 1383, 1414, 1383 and 1414 are included under the topic Early Dynes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dynes Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Dyne, Dine, Dives, Dynne, Dinne, Dyves, Dyon and others.
Early Notables of the Dynes family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Nicholas Dyne ( fl.
1352) of East Grinstead; John Dyne I (died 1412/1413), who owned land in the Kentish hundreds of Hayne, an English... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dynes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dynes family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Dynes or a variant listed above were:
Dynes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Rose Dynes, who landed in Maryland in 1658 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Dynes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Dynes, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
Dynes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Dynes, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
Contemporary Notables of the name Dynes (post 1700)
- Wayne R. Dynes (b. 1934), American art historian, encyclopedist, bibliographer, Professor Emeritus in the Art Department at Hunter College
- Robert Carr Dynes (b. 1942), Canadian-born, American physicist, researcher, academic administrator and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley
- Ernest Desmond Dynes CBE (1903-1968), English cricketer who played in the 1920s and 1930s
- William Dynes (1849-1935), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Dufferin in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1894 to 1898
- Kieran Dynes (b. 1970), Irish auto racing driver