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Damon Early Origins



The surname Damon was first found in Oldenburg, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the German nation.

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Damon Spelling Variations


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Damon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Damann, Dammann, Daman, Dammann, Damm and others.

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Damon Early History


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Damon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Damon research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1540 and 1), are included under the topic Early Damon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Damon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Damon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Damon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Damon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Zachariah Damon, who arrived in New England in 1676

Damon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joanna Damon, who arrived in Virginia in 1705

Damon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Damon, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • M Damon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Rev. Damon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • F Damon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • G Damon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Damon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edmund Damon, who landed in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760
  • John Damon, who landed in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Thomas Damon, who landed in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760

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Contemporary Notables of the name Damon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Damon (post 1700)



  • Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (b. 1970), Academy Award-winning American actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist
  • Verne L. Damon, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1950
  • Miracyl Damon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • John Adams Damon (1850-1926), American Republican politician, Isabella County Treasurer, 1907-10; Member of Michigan State Senate 25th District, 1915-18; Candidate for Mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 1920
  • John Damon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988
  • Clarence M. Damon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1928, 1932, 1936; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Fitzwilliam, 1956
  • Charles H. Damon, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 4th District, 1893-94
  • Alex Damon, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Oklahoma State House of Representatives 55th District, 2009

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Suggested Readings for the name Damon


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Suggested Readings for the name Damon



  • Genealogy of a Demmon (also Damon) and Allied Families by Elwood Leonard Demmon

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Damon Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Damon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Damon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2015 at 11:05.

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