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Where did the French Dumonte family come from? What is the French Dumonte family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dumonte family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dumonte family history?The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Dumonte. Dumonte is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Dumonte is derived from the Old French word mont, which means mountain or hill, and indicates that the original bearer lived at or near such a landmark.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dumont, Du Mont, du Mont, Dumonte, Du Monte, du Monte, de Mont, De Mont, De Monte, Dumond, Dumon and many more.
First found in Burgundy, where the family held a family seat from ancient times in the seigniory of St. Jean.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dumonte research. Another 290 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1529, 1557, 1610, 1666, 1684, 1707, 1726, 1759, 1790, 1819, 1829, 1842, 1849, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Dumonte History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 154 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dumonte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Julien Dumont, who arrived in Quebec in 1667 from Normandy; Jean Dumont, who settled in Quebec in 1689 from Poitou; François Dumont, who settled in Quebec in 1699 from Limousin.
The Dumonte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dumonte Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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