The surname Damrell was first found in Devon at Milton Damerell, a parish, in the union of Holsworthy, hundred of Black Torrington.  "Milton" was frequently used in ancient days as it meant "middle farmstead or estate."  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.  At that time, the holding was worth 30 cattle and 25 goats.
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