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The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Demonte. Demonte is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Demonte is derived from the Old French word mont, which means mountain or hill, and indicates that the original bearer lived at or near such a landmark.

Demonte Early Origins



The surname Demonte was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat from ancient times in the seigniory of St. Jean.

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Demonte Spelling Variations


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Demonte Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dumont, Du Mont, du Mont, Dumonte, Du Monte, du Monte, de Mont, De Mont, De Monte, Dumond, Dumon and many more.

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Demonte Early History


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Demonte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demonte research. Another 290 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1529, 1557, 1610, 1666, 1684, 1707, 1726, 1759, 1790, 1819, 1829, 1842, 1849, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Demonte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Demonte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Demonte Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was the Marquis of Gages; the Barons of the Grand Duchy of Hesse; Henry de Thier Du Mont (1610-1684), a notable French composer; Arsène-Jean-François Dumont (1849-1902), a French sociologist and demographer; Henri Dumont (1610-1684), a Belgian organist and composer, former organist at St. Paul's...

Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Demonte 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:

Demonte Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Diego DeMonte, who settled in Cartagena in 1535

Demonte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego DeMonte, who arrived in Cartagena in 1835

Demonte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. Demonte, who settled in Alaska in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Demonte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Demonte (post 1700)



  • Claudia Demonte, American abstract mixed media artist based in New York
  • Demetra DeMonte (b. 1950), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2004, 2008
  • Enrico Demonte (b. 1988), Italian sprinter at the 2013 World Championships

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Demonte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Demonte 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 15 January 2016 at 14:07.

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