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Early Origins of the Damarey family

The surname Damarey was first found in Oxfordshire where one of the first records of the family was Sir Robert D'Amory, Knight, of Bucknell and Woodperry. He also held the manors of Bletchington and Holton, Oxfordshire, Standon in Hertfordshire, Caythorpe in Lincolnshire, and Knaresborough and St. Briavels' Castles. His son, Roger Damory, Lord d'Amory, Baron d'Amory in Ireland, (d. c. 1321) was a nobleman and Constable of Corfe Castle.

The descendants of the Norman adventurer, the Damorys, were established in Somersetshire, 15 Henry. II. They bore for arms "Barry nebulee of six arg and gu. a bend az." [1]

"In the following century Roger de Amory held part of the Honour of D'Oylly in Bucks from the Earl of Warwick [2]. He was probably the father of Gilbert, who in 1293 was in the expedition to Gascony, and left three sons: 1. Sir Roger; 2. Nicolas; and 3. Sir Richard. The eldest, Sir Roger (from whom Damory Court in Dorsetshire takes its name), was summoned to parliament by writ in 1317: and two years afterwards obtained from Ed. II. a grant of one hundred marks yearly, with the manors of Sandall in Yorkshire, Halghton in Oxfordshire, and Faukeshall in Surrey. He served in Scotland, and was at different times Constable of Knaresborough and Gloucester, and Warden of the Forest of Dene." [3]

"One branch of this ancient house was long seated at Yatt, co. Gloucester; and another has migrated to the United States, where the name and family of Amory are well known and esteemed." [1]

Early History of the Damarey family

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Damarey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Damory, Damary, Dammery, Damry, Amori, Damory and many more.

Early Notables of the Damarey family (pre 1700)

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United States Damarey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Damarey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M. Damarey, who settled in Philadelphia in 1809

  1. Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
  3. Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 1 of 3 on Facebook