Deamer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Deamer family

The surname Deamer was first found in Cheshire 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] 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 of Mere, and Norman noble named Mera, who held from Gilbert de Venables, originally of Venables near Evreux in Normandy, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Gilbert's main barony in Cheshire was at Kinderton, which he held from Hugh Lupus (The Wolf,) Earl of Chester.

Early History of the Deamer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deamer research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1250, 1279, and 1301 are included under the topic Early Deamer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deamer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: DeMeer, DeMere, Deemer, Deamer, Demer, Demers, Deem, Deam, Delamere, Demera, Demur, Demurr and many more.

Early Notables of the Deamer family (pre 1700)

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United States Deamer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deamer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Deamer, who settled in America in 1807
  • Jacob Deamer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Francis Deamer, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Deamer (post 1700) +

  • Margaret "Peggy" Deamer (b. 1950), American architect and architectural educator, Assistant Dean and Professor of Architecture at Yale University
  • David Wilson Deamer (b. 1939), American biologist and Research Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Pierce H. Deamer Jr. (1907-1986), American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Bergen County, 1952-61; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Bergen County, 1962-66 [3]
  • Sydney Harold Deamer (1891-1962), English-born, Australian newspaper journalist, newspaper editor for the Sydney Daily Telegraph
  • Mary Elizabeth Kathleen Dulcie Deamer (1890-1972), New Zealand-born Australian novelist, poet, journalist and actor, founder and committee member of the Fellowship of Australian Writers
  • Adrian Milford Deamer (1922-2000), Australian journalist, newspaper editor and lawyer, inducted into the Melbourne Press Club's Hall of Fame in 2017, son of Sydney Deamer


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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