Damon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Damon family

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.

Early History of the Damon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Damon research. Another 85 words (6 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.

Damon Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Damon family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Damon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Damon migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Damon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joanna Damon, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
Damon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Damon, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]
  • M Damon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Rev. Damon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • F Damon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • G Damon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Damon migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Damon (post 1700) +

  • Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (b. 1970), Academy Award-winning American actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist [2]
  • Verne L. Damon, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1950 [3]
  • Miracyl Damon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • John Damon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988 [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • Charles H. Damon, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 4th District, 1893-94 [3]
  • Alex Damon, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Oklahoma State House of Representatives 55th District, 2009 [3]
  • Mark Damon Espinoza (b. 1960), American hispanic actor
  • Alfred Damon Runyon (1884-1946), American author and journalist


Suggested Readings for the name Damon +

  • 4454 "Genealogy of a Demmon (also Damon) and Allied Families" by Elwood Leonard Demmon

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Matthew Damon. (Retrieved 2011, January 24) Matthew Damon. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Damon
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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