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Early Origins of the Deamer family

The surname Deamer was first found in Suffolk where Leuric Demere was listed at Bury St Edmunds c. 1095. Later in Staffordshire, we found Alan Demus at Trentham in 1250 and Richard le Demor, le Demur in 1201 and 1357. [1]

The name literally means judge, from the "[Old English déma, démere, a judge]" [2] One source claims the name "as well as Damory, is said to have been derived from the Norman fief of De la Mer, near the mouth of the Seine." [3]

Early History of the Deamer family

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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 [4]

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 [5]
  • 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. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. 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)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook