The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Demand came from the name Dalman. Another alternative version is that the surname Demand originally derived from the Old English word Doelan
which referred to set out in position
land or lots. Later a doleman
would be responsible for distribution of land or alms as part of the lord and tenant
agreement that occurred during the feudal
Early Origins of the Demand family
The surname Demand was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Demand family
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Demand Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Demand has been recorded under many different variations, including Dolman, Dollman, Doleman, Doalman, Dolmen, Dolmin, Dolmane, Dollmin, Dolemin, Dolemen, Dolmun, Doalmen, Doalmin, Doalmun, Dolle, Doman, Dooman and many more.
Early Notables of the Demand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Demand family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Demand or a variant listed above: Thomas Doleman settled in Virginia in 1624; Rebecca Doleman settled in Maryland in 1720; Mary Dollman settled in Virginia in 1670; Francis Dollman settled in Mississipi in 1820.