NOTES ON SURNAMES (HULL) 15
DIMALINE Yet another name from the ‘French’ community of Sandtoft Lincs. (See SURNAMES 2, Beharrell).
The Stovin Manuscript (Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol.7) contains the following copied from the lost Parish Register of the french Protestant church of Sandtoft:
Marriage. Jan Jaq Dumoulin et Cath. Legrain, 1.1.1651.
Baptism. Jeanne fille de Jan Demoulin et Margaret Legrane, 1654 (no date).
There is also an entry in the P.R. of St. Benedict, Lincoln, recording the baptism of Salathiel, son of Lewis and Rebecca Dumoulin, 24th April 1673. Note the Old Testament names favoured by French Huguenots, as also in the following:
Abraham Dimorline (sic) son of Isaac and Sarah, born 2nd March 1711 at Crowle, Lincs.
William Dumalin (sic), married Jane Hill at Haxey, Isle of Axholme, 26 October 1730.
The spelling Dimaline appears at Hatfield, near Doncaster, 1777; Demaline at Hatfield 1780.
The spelling Dimberline, if it is the same name, is recorded in Hull in the early 19th century, but does not appear to have survived in the town. Present -day Hull Dimalines may be descended from Abraham Dimoline (sic), born Lincoln c.1782, and on record in Hull in 1842. There was also a Richard Dimoline in Hull 1842, born Yorkshire c.1811. Abraham was a ‘piano forte manufacturer’, and Richard a ‘cordwainer’ (shoemaker). Both men were were married with sons.