Dabernnon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dabernnon family

The surname Dabernnon 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 Dabernnon family

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

Dabernnon Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Dabbernon, Dabernon, d'Abernon and others.

Early Notables of the Dabernnon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dabernnon family

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dabernnon or a variant listed above: 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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