Deemer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Deemer family

The surname Deemer 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.

Important Dates for the Deemer family

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Deemer 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 Deemer family (pre 1700)

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Deemer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deemer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Deemer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Jeremiah Deemer, who arrived in America in 1754
  • Conrad Deemer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
Deemer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Deemer, who settled in America in 1849

Contemporary Notables of the name Deemer (post 1700)

  • John T. Deemer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908 [2]
  • Horace Emerson Deemer (b. 1858), American Republican politician, District Judge in Iowa 15th District, 1887-94; Justice of Iowa State Supreme Court, 1894-1917 [2]
  • Elias Deemer (1838-1918), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1901-07; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904 [2]
  • Elias Deemer, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania

Historic Events for the Deemer family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Harold Alfred James Deemer, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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