DIAMOND / DEMING: / DIMON A Virtual Cemetery created by: anne
Description: According to tradition this family is of French Huguenot origin, and the name was spelled Diamond or Diament until 1750. It was changed by some of the Bristol family in the seventh generation from the settler to Dimond, and is also written Diman by at least one branch of the family.The "History of Southampton" also shows this family as the Deming Family. John and Thomas Deming or Diamont first appear in the Weathersfield records in 1635-45. Savage says in his Genealogical Dictionary (vol. 2, p. 35) that Thomas was perhaps the brother of John. This agrees with a tradition of the family. Thomas Deming's yard in Weathersfield in 1648 is smentioned as the place were one of the first ships of the colony (the Tryall) was built. (See Memorial History of Hartford Co., CT, p. 481).