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Dampierre is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dampierre family lived in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. The family was originally from Dampiere and Orne, Normandy, and it is from the former location that their surname derives.

Dampierre Early Origins



The surname Dampierre was first found in Lincolnshire where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dampierre Spelling Variations


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Dampierre Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Dampier, Damper, Demper, Dempier, Dammper, Dammpier, Dampere, Dampar, Dampir, Dampare, Dampire, Dammpare and many more.

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Dampierre Early History


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Dampierre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dampierre research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1229, 1273, 1802, 1651 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Dampierre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dampierre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dampierre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dampierre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Dampierre or a variant listed above: Alex Dampier settled in Virginia in the year 1653.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dampierre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dampierre (post 1700)



  • Auguste Marie Henri Picot de Dampierre, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Achille Pierre Henri Picot de Dampierre, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dominus petra mea
Motto Translation: The Lord is my rock.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Dampierre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dampierre 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 13 February 2015 at 10:43.

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