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Deemer Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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.

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Deemer Spelling Variations


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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.

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Deemer Early History


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Deemer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deemer research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1250, 1279, and 1301 are included under the topic Early Deemer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deemer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deemer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Deemer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 came to America in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deemer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deemer (post 1700)



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

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Deemer Historic Events


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Deemer Historic Events




HMS Repulse

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

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Deemer Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Deemer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deemer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 10:55.

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