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The Daymon surname is derived from the Latin given name "Damianus," which in turn comes from the name of a Greek goddess, Damia. There was an early Christian saint named Damian, martyred in Cilicia in the year 303, under emperor Domitian. There was also a St. Damian, who lived in the 7th-8th centuries recorded as the Bishop of Pavia. These two saints, no doubt have contributed the popularity of this name.
Early Origins of the Daymon family
The surname Daymon was first found in Piedmont
(Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Saint Peter Damian "Pietro Damiani," in Italian (circa 1007-1072) was an Italian religious reformer, who was a Camaldolese monk at Fonte-Avellino (near Gubbio).
Early History of the Daymon family
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Daymon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Damon, Daymon, Damyon, Damond, Daumont, Damont, D'Homan, Damian, Damian, Damino, Damini, Damman and many more.
Early Notables of the Daymon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Daymon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Daymon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Francis Daymon, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1777