Domvul History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Domvul is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Domvul family lived in Cheshire. The family was originally from Dumville, in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Domvul family

The surname Domvul 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 Domvul family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Domvul 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 Domvul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Domvul 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 Domvul family name include Domvile, Domville, Donvill, Donville, Dunville and many more.

Early Notables of the Domvul family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Domvul family to Ireland

Some of the Domvul family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 134 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Domvul family

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 Domvul family to immigrate North America: 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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