The Diment Family
from Dorset, England

This branch of the Diment family commences in Dorset, England, with Robert Demment who was born approximately 1630.
The many variations of the name included Demment, Demmant, Dement, Diment, Dimont, and Diamond.

"This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, from "Dayman", an Olde English pre 7th Century personal and occupational name. The first element "day" derives from "deye" a keeper of livestock. In a 1363 statute we find enumerated "cow-herds, shepherds, swine-herds, dyes and all other keepers of livestock". The suffix "man(n)" was often added to an occupational name; hence "the keeper of animals". One Dayman Buntyng is registered in Cambridgeshire in 1221. The surname is first recorded in the early half of the 13th Century. Thomas Dymande is noted in the 1332 Subsidy Rolls of Surrey, and Robert Dymond appears in the 1379 Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire. The excrescent "t" or "d: was not in widespread use before the 17th Century. In the modern idiom the surname has many variant spellings, including Diamant, Diamond, Deman, Demant, Diment and Dyment." (Ref

The direct line to Frederick Shade is
(1) Robert Demment
(2) Richard Demment & Martha Wiltshire
(3) John Dimment & Phillis Tayler
(4) Thomas Demment & Elizabeth Martin
(5) David Dimont & Elizabeth (Betty) Patten
(6) Elizabeth Diment
(7) Harriet Diment & Henry Shade (goes to Shade tree)


Recent Changes

Major changes and additions added 16 Apr 2019

Brand new tree added 2 Feb 2018

Contact Libby Shade for further details
P.O. Box 105, Rosanna 3084, Victoria, Australia

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