Damerell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Damerell family

The surname Damerell was first found in Devon at Milton Damerell, a parish, in the union of Holsworthy, hundred of Black Torrington. [1] "Milton" was frequently used in ancient days as it meant "middle farmstead or estate." [2] The parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Mideltone but by 1301 it was listed as Middleton Aubermarle for these were lands originally held by Robert d'Aubermarle in 1086. [2] At that time, the holding was worth 30 cattle and 25 goats.

Important Dates for the Damerell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Damerell research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1243 and 1568 are included under the topic Early Damerell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Damerell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Damerall, Damerall, Damiral, Dammeral, Dammerall, Demrel, Damrell, Damerley, Damerly, Dammerley, Dammerly, Daumale, d'Aumale, Damall and many more.

Early Notables of the Damerell family (pre 1700)

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Damerell migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Damerell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edmund Damerell, who settled in Michigan in 1854
  • John C. Damerell, who settled in Illinois in 1856
  • Emmanuel Damerell, who settled in Illinois in 1856
Damerell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Albert Henry Damerell, aged 50, originally from Plymonth, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [3]
  • Clara Damerell, aged 43, originally from Plymonth, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [4]
  • Ellen Damerell, aged 57, originally from Plymouth, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [5]

Damerell migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Damerell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Damerell, (b. 1839), aged 27, British farm labourer travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 5th January 1867 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Damerell (post 1700)

  • Stanley Damerell, British lyricist who co-founded the Cecil Lennox song publishing company in 1931

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D3-JP1 : 6 December 2014), Albert Henry Damerell, 21 May 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D3-J5M : 6 December 2014), Clara Damerell, 21 May 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J662-728 : 6 December 2014), Ellen Damerell, 16 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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