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Early Origins of the Demmon family

The surname Demmon was first found in Dorset where they conjecturally claim descent from the tenant of lands consisting of 55 Lordships, held by William de Moyon of Moion, near St.Lo in Normandy, who was at Hastings a great Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. [1] Dunster Castle was his principal seat. He is buried in the priory in Bath. They became the Earls of Somerset and Dorset and the Barons of Okehampton.

"The family of Moygnes, Moynes, or de Monacho, held Owre Moyne, or Moyne-Ogres, very early after the Conquest. In the reign of Edward I. it was found that Ralph Moyne held this manor of Owers by service of serjeancy of the kitchen, and his ancestors had held it from the time of Henry I., by gift of that king, by said service. " [2]

"A branch of this family had Sibton-Moyne, co. Gloucester. Another was seated in Essex in the reign of Henry II. Another in Cambridge and Huntingdonshire, in the reign of Henry III. In Essex they held Eystan (easton) of the King in chief, and in Wiltshire, Maddington. " [2]

Early History of the Demmon family

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Demmon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moine, Moigne, Moyne, Le Moine, De Moin, Demoine, Demoyne, Moygne and many more.

Early Notables of the Demmon family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Demmon family to Ireland

Some of the Demmon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Demmon family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Moyne, listed as a British Alien in America in 1811; and William Moyne, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847.

Contemporary Notables of the name Demmon (post 1700) +

  • George C. Demmon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952; Mayor of Vallejo, California, 1952-55 [3]

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook