The Damont surname is derived from the Latin given name "Damianus," which in turn comes from the name of a Greek goddess, Damia. There was an early Christian saint named Damian, martyred in Cilicia in the year 303, under emperor Domitian. There was also a St. Damian, who lived in the 7th-8th centuries recorded as the Bishop of Pavia. These two saints, no doubt have contributed the popularity of this name.
Early Origins of the Damont family
The surname Damont was first found in Piedmont
(Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Saint Peter Damian "Pietro Damiani," in Italian (circa 1007-1072) was an Italian religious reformer, who was a Camaldolese monk at Fonte-Avellino (near Gubbio).
Early History of the Damont family
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Damont Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Damon, Daymon, Damyon, Damond, Daumont, Damont, D'Homan, Damian, Damian, Damino, Damini, Damman and many more.
Early Notables of the Damont family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Damont family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Damont Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Louis Damont, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Damont Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Daniel Damont, who settled in Philadelphia in 1818
Contemporary Notables of the name Damont (post 1700)
- Korey Damont Stringer (1974-2001), American college and professional NFL football player