The ancient roots of the Dynham family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Dynham comes from when the family lived in Dinham, a hamlet in the county Monmouthshire.
Early Origins of the Dynham family
The surname Dynham 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.
Early History of the Dynham family
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Dynham Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Dynham has appeared include Dynham, Dinan, Dinham, Dinat, Dyneham and others.
Early Notables of the Dynham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dynham family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dynham arrived in North America very early: Thomas Dinham, who came to Virginia in 1731; George Dinham, who arrived in New England
in 1763; as well as Daniel, James, Michael, and Thomas Dinan, who all settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..