Damrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Damrell family

The surname Damrell was first found in Devon at Milton Damerell, a parish, in the union of Holsworthy, hundred of Black Torrington. [1] "Milton" was frequently used in ancient days as it meant "middle farmstead or estate." [2] The parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Mideltone but by 1301 it was listed as Middleton Aubermarle for these were lands originally held by Robert d'Aubermarle in 1086. [2] At that time, the holding was worth 30 cattle and 25 goats.

Important Dates for the Damrell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Damrell research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1243 and 1568 are included under the topic Early Damrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Damrell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Damerall, Damerall, Damiral, Dammeral, Dammerall, Demrel, Damrell, Damerley, Damerly, Dammerley, Dammerly, Daumale, d'Aumale, Damall and many more.

Early Notables of the Damrell family (pre 1700)

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Damrell migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Damrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Damrell, who settled in Virginia in 1693

Damrell migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Damrell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Damrell, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • Lewis Damrell, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Damrell (post 1700)

  • Frank C. Damrell Jr. (b. 1938), American jurist and academic, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (1997-2008)
  • William Shapleigh Damrell (1809-1860), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1855-1859)
  • William Shapleigh Damrell (1809-1860), American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1855-59 [3]
  • Joseph D. Damrell, American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1986 [3]

Historic Events for the Damrell family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Stuart R N Damrell, British Petty Officer "A", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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