Domeville History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Domeville is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Domeville family lived in Cheshire. The family was originally from Dumville, in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Domeville family

The surname Domeville was first found in Cheshire where the family was originally of Donville in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy. The family held estates at Thingwell in Cheshire in early times. "In the reign of Richard II. this place was held by the Domvilles, from whom it passed, through the Hulses and the Troutbecks, to the ancestors of the Earl of Shrewsbury." [1]

Important Dates for the Domeville family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Domeville research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1565, 1624, 1742, 1833, 1813, 1613, 1609, 1689, 1650, 1721, 1696 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Domeville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Domeville Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Domvile, Domville, Donvill, Donville, Dunville and many more.

Early Notables of the Domeville family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Domeville family to Ireland

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

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Domeville or a variant listed above were: Edward Dumbrell, who came to Maryland in 1719; Patrick Domvile, who landed in America in 1754; as well as a Major Domville, who came to Halifax, N.S. in 1796..

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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