Dabbernon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dabbernon family

The surname Dabbernon was first found in Surrey where "this family was early settled at and gave name to Stoke Dabernon. "Branches established themselves in Hampshire and Devonshire: in the last named county the heiress of Dabernon in Bradford, married Dennis, temp. EdwardI., and Joan the heiress of John Dabernon of Dunsland, married John Batten, whose grandson by her, Humphrey Batten, of Dunaland, left an only daughter and heir, Philippa, who married John Arscott, Esq., of Arscott, and was direst ancestor of the Cohams, now of Dunsland." [1]

So conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Debernon held by Roger de Abernon who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. [2] Roger was of the parish of Abernon, canton of Orbec in Calvados. He joined Duke William and became under-tenant of Richard de Tonbridge at Bienfaite in Suffolk and in Surrey at Stoke d'Abernon. His descendents remained there for 300 years. His father or brother Eguerrande de Abernon enjoyed four fees at Stoke Clare in Suffolk. The Viscounts Sidmouth are descended a title which later went to the Addingtons.

Early History of the Dabbernon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dabbernon research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 110 and 1100 are included under the topic Early Dabbernon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dabbernon Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Dabbernon, Dabernon, d'Abernon and others.

Early Notables of the Dabbernon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dabbernon family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Dabbernon or a variant listed above were: settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled on the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Boston, to Virginia, to Florida, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


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