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The name Dommar comes from the German province known as the Rhineland. In pre-medieval times, the German people used only one name, but as the population increased, hereditary surnames became necessary for people to maintain unique identities. Dommar is a nickname surname, a style of name based on an eke-name, or added name, that described a characteristic of its original bearer. Dommar is a name for a person who was innocent or naive having derived from the German word "dommer" which means the same.

Dommar Early Origins



The surname Dommar was first found in the Rhine region, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Dommar Spelling Variations


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Dommar Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Dommar include Dommer, Domer, Dommar, Dommers, Dummar, Dumme, Dummer, Doemer, Domme and many more.

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Dommar Early History


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Dommar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dommar research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1743, 1844, 1816 and 1410 are included under the topic Early Dommar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dommar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dommar Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Dommar during this period were Margareta "Greta" Lambrektsdotter Dume(Greta Dume) (d. 1410), a Swedish heiress, played a political role in the struggle between Albert, King of Sweden and...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dommar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Dommar, or one of its variants above: Jacob Dommer arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Capt. Dummer arrived in San Francisco, Cal. in 1851; Alice Dummer, age 38; settled with several other Dummer family members in Massachusetts in 1638..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dommar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dommar 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 18 July 2013 at 14:46.

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