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Damrell Early Origins



The surname Damrell was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands and village of Milton Damerell which was held by Robert d'Aumale who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The holding was worth 30 cattle and 25 goats.

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Damrell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Damrell Early History


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Damrell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Damrell research. Another 201 words (14 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.

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Damrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Damrell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Damrell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Damrell, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • Lewis Damrell, who came to Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Damrell (post 1700)


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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
  • Joseph D. Damrell, American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1986

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Damrell Historic Events


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Damrell Historic Events




HMS Repulse

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

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Damrell Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Damrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Damrell 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 8 December 2015 at 11:05.

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