Domvale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Domvale was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Domvale family lived in Cheshire. The family was originally from Dumville, in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Domvale family
The surname Domvale 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." 
Important Dates for the Domvale family
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Domvale Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Domvale are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Domvale include Domvile, Domville, Donvill, Donville, Dunville and many more.
Early Notables of the Domvale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Domvale family to Ireland
Some of the Domvale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Domvale family
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Domvale, or a variant listed above: 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..
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.