Dandemore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Dandemore lived on the lands of Dundemore in Fife where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Dandemore family

The surname Dandemore was first found in Fife, in the territories of Dundemore, near Lindores. One of the first records of the name was Henry de Dundemore who witnessed a confirmation charter by John, Earl of Huntigdoun of land in Kynalchmund to the Abbey of Arboirath c. 1219 and later witnessed another charter by the same earl granting lands of Lundors to the monks of Lindores (c.1232-1237.) [1] In 1296, the Ragman Rolls listed Patrik de Dundemor and William de Dundemor as landholders in Fife.

Important Dates for the Dandemore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dandemore research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1317, 1650 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Dandemore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dandemore Spelling Variations

The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Dandemore has been spelled Dinsmore, Dinsmuir, Dunsmore, Dansmore, Dunmuir and many more.

Early Notables of the Dandemore family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dandemore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dandemore family to Ireland

Some of the Dandemore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dandemore family

This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Dandemore: James Dunsmore who settled in New England in 1652. Dunsmore of Virginia represented the colony in 1772. William Dunsmore settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1872.

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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