Dynman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dynman is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Dinham, a hamlet in the county Monmouthshire. [1]

Early Origins of the Dynman family

The surname Dynman was first found in Monmouthshire. However, another source points to Devon and Cornwall as the origin of the family. In this case, Barons Dinham, and De Dinant, claim descent from the Viscounts Dinant of Bretagne, France. [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 has two listings in Devon: Oliver de Dynham; and Robert de Dyncham as both holding lands there at that time. [1]

The manor of Bodarle or Bodardle, in the parish of Lanlivery, Cornwall belonged in the reign of Richard I. In 1259, it was conveyed by Isolda de Cardinham to Oliver de Dinan, in whose posterity it continued for several generations. [3]

Early History of the Dynman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dynman research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1320, 1433, 1501, 1460 and 1486 are included under the topic Early Dynman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dynman Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dynman family name include Dynham, Dinan, Dinham, Dinat, Dyneham and others.

Early Notables of the Dynman family (pre 1700)

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


Australia Dynman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dynman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Dynman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1849 [4]
  • Margaret Dynman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1849 [4]
  • Catherine Dynman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1849 [4]


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARPLEY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Harpley.htm


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