The name Domvile reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Domvile family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Domvile family lived in Cheshire
. The family was originally from Dumville, in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy
Early Origins of the Domvile family
The surname Domvile 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Domvile family
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Domvile Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Domvile family name include Domvile, Domville, Donvill, Donville, Dunville and many more.
Early Notables of the Domvile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Domvile family to Ireland
Some of the Domvile family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Domvile family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Domvile family to immigrate North America:
Domvile Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Patrick Domvile, who landed in America in 1754
The Domvile Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Qui stat caveat ne cadat
Motto Translation: Let him who standeth take heed lest he fall.