Dedmon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Dedmon family
The surname Dedmon was first found in Suffolk at Debenham, a large village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Depbenham.  The place name literally means "homestead or village by the deep river," from the Old English words "deope" + "ham."  Another reference claims the place name derives its name from its situation on the river Deben, which rises at some distance above the town. The kings of the East Angles are said to have held their courts at Debenham, where they had a palace. Originally a market town, Debenham was originally in the union of Bosmere and Claydon, hundred of Thredling and was held by William de Gulafra from Robert Malet who was recorded in the Domesday Book. At that time, Debenham consisted of two churches, St. Mary and St. Andrew and held twenty pigs and twenty eight goats and was noted for it's Norman church.
Early History of the Dedmon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dedmon research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1674, 1426, 1503, 1404, 1481, 1427, 1432 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Dedmon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dedmon Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Debenham, Debnham, Dedham, Deadham, Dedam, Debynham, Debnam, Deadman, Dedman, Debingham, Dednum, Dednem and many more.
Early Notables of the Dedmon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dedmon family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wm. Debnam, who came to Virginia in 1631; Susa Dedman, who came to Virginia in 1659; Charity Deadman, who arrived in Maryland in 1681; Thomas Debnam, who came to America in 1685.
Contemporary Notables of the name Dedmon (post 1700) +
- Eddie L. Dedmon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004, 2008 
Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html