Dohmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Dohmann family. Dohmann is a local name. Dohmann is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria.

Early Origins of the Dohmann family

The surname Dohmann was first found in Bavaria, where this surname surfaced in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century onwards the name was associated with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Dohmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dohmann research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1776, 1635, 1669, 1746, 1655, 1728, 1670, 1704, 1644, 1709, 1663 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Dohmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dohmann Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Dohmann include Thoma, Thoman, Thom, Thoms, Toma, Thomas, Tomas, Thomasius, Thoeman, Thome, Thomen, Thomme, Thomm, Demel, Dehmel and many more.

Early Notables of the Dohmann family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Dohmann in this period include Frederic Count de Thoms (1669-1746), a German art collector; Peter Lorenz Thomas von Langenhardt (mid 17th century), Secretary of the Johannite Order of knights at Sonnenburg; Christian Thomas (1655-1728, known as Thomasius)...
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United States Dohmann migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Dohmanns to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Dohmann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Amalie Dohmann, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Dresden, in 1905
  • Franz Dohmann, aged 21, who immigrated to America from Godelheim, Germany, in 1910
  • Elisabeth Dohmann, aged 17, who landed in America from Pyrmont, Germany, in 1911
  • Pauline Dohmann, aged 45, who landed in America from Germany, in 1913
  • Pauline Dohmann, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States from Ickern, Germany, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dohmann (post 1700) +

  • Christopher Scott Dohmann (b. 1978), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies in the 2004 season
  • Carl Dohmann (b. 1990), German racewalker in the 50 kilometres walk event at the 2015 World Championships on Facebook
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