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Early Origins of the Demoor family

The surname Demoor was first found in Suffolk where Leuric Demere was listed at Bury St Edmunds c. 1095. Later in Staffordshire, we found Alan Demus at Trentham in 1250 and Richard le Demor, le Demur in 1201 and 1357. [1]

The name literally means judge, from the "[Old English déma, démere, a judge]" [2] One source claims the name "as well as Damory, is said to have been derived from the Norman fief of De la Mer, near the mouth of the Seine." [3]

Early History of the Demoor family

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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)

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United States 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 [4]
  • P W DeMoor, aged 33, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [4]
  • Johan Jacobus Demoor, who settled in North America in 1860

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. 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) on Facebook