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The name Domville came to England with the ancestors of the Domville family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Domville family lived in Cheshire. The family was originally from Dumville, in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy.

Domville Early Origins



The surname Domville 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Domville Spelling Variations


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Domville 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 Domville 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 Domville include Domvile, Domville, Donvill, Donville, Dunville and many more.

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Domville Early History


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Domville Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Domville research. Another 185 words (13 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 Domville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Domville Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Domville Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Domville Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Domville In Ireland


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Domville In Ireland



Some of the Domville family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Domville, or a variant listed above:

Domville Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Domville, aged 31, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • Thomas Domville, aged 50, arrived in Missouri in 1848

Domville Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Major Domville, who came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1796

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Contemporary Notables of the name Domville (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Domville (post 1700)



  • Sir Barry Domville (1878-1971), English Admiral, President of the Royal Naval College (1932-1934)
  • Sir Gerald Domville (1896-1981), 7th Baronet, and English army Lieutenant-commander
  • James de Beaujeu Domville (b. 1933), French-born Canadian theatrical producer and administrator, former Commissioner of the National Film Board of Canada
  • Sir Gerald Guy Domville (1896-1981), 7th Baronet
  • Sir Cecil Lionel Domville (1892-1930), 6th Baronet
  • Sir James Henry Domville (1889-1919), 5th Baronet
  • Sir William Cecil Henry Domville (1849-1904), 4th Baronet
  • Sir James Graham Domville (1812-1887), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir William Domville (1774-1860), 2nd Baronet
  • Sir William Domville (1742-1833), 1st Baronet of St Alban's in the County of Hertford, Lord Mayor of London from 1813 to 1814
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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.


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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Domville Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Domville 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 21 September 2016 at 03:52.

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