Dalmage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dalmage comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who habitually wore a knapsack or other type of pack carried on the back. The surname Dalmage is derived from the Old French word talemache, which means knapsack. Nickname surnames often referred to the bearer's favored style of clothing.

Early Origins of the Dalmage family

The surname Dalmage was first found in Suffolk where, according to Doctor Bosworth, they were amongst the first Angles that settled in Suffolk. On their manor house at Bentley, near Ipswich there was the following inscription "Before the Normans into England came, Bentley was my seat, and Tollemache was my name." [1]

Important Dates for the Dalmage family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dalmage research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1611, 1821, 1624, 1669, 1651, 1694, 1624 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Dalmage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dalmage Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dalmage has undergone many spelling variations, including Talmach, Talmage, Talmash, Tammadge, Tammage, Tallemach, Tollemache, Tolmage and many more.

Early Notables of the Dalmage family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Lionel Tollemache (1624-1669), 3rd Baronet of Helmingham was the head of a powerful East Anglian family whose seat was...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dalmage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dalmage migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dalmage were among those contributors:

Dalmage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Dalmage, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]
  • John Dalmage, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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