Demoor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
Early Origins of the Demoor family
The surname Demoor 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,  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.
Early History of the Demoor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demoor research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1250, 1279, and 1301 are included under the topic Early Demoor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Demoor 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 Demoor family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Demoor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Demoor migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Demoor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- C DeMoor, aged 36, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- P W DeMoor, aged 33, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Johan Jacobus Demoor, who settled in North America in 1860
Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)