England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Damport family lived in the township of Davenport, in the parish of Astbury in East Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Damport family
Cheshire where they were descended from Ormus de Davenport of Davenport Hall Farm CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) in the parish of Astbury in East Cheshire. He is the first recorded ancestor of the family. "The Davenports claim precedence among the knightly families of Cheshire, - that 'seed-plot of gentry,' 'the mother and the nurse of the gentility of England,' and are traced directly to the Conquest." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print. "The manor [of Marton, Cheshire] was given to an ancestor of the Davenport family, as a dowry with the daughter of Venables, Baron of Kinderton, in the reign of Henry I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Damport family
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Damport Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Damport are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Damport include Davenport, Davenporte, Donarty and others.
Early Notables of the Damport family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Damport family to Ireland
Some of the Damport family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Damport family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Damport, or a variant listed above:
Damport Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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