Dormar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dormar family

The surname Dormar was first found in Buckinghamshire at Wyng (Wing), a village and civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district. [1]

"The Dormers of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire were prosperous wool merchants well established here since the early 16th century."

"The Dormers were landed gentlemen in Oxfordshire in the time of Elizabeth, and the family was ennobled in 1615, Peterley House, Bucks, being in its possession in the 17th century (Napier's "Swyncombe" and Wing's "Steeple Barton"). A Leicestershire family of Dormer in the 17th century settled afterwards in Ireland." [2]

Early History of the Dormar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dormar research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1514, 1575, 1551, 1616, 1584, 1615, 1537, 1537, 1591, 1617, 1603, 1604, 1552, 1514, 1575, 1551, 1616, 1584, 1592, 1593, 1610, 1643, 1611, 1679, 1645, 1660, 1636, 1700, 1680 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Dormar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dormar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dormer, Tormer, Dormar, Dormir, Domer, Domar and others.

Early Notables of the Dormar family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Robert Dormer (died 1552), of West Wycombe and Wing, Buckinghamshire, and London; and his son, Sir William Dormer (c. 1514-1575) was a Tudor knight, captain and politician, best known for a broken engagement to Jane Seymour, who later became the third wife of Henry VIII; Robert Dormer, 1st Baron Dormer (1551-1616), English politician, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 1584, Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire from 1592 to 1593; Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon (1610-1643), an English peer; John Dormer (c.1611-1679), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at between 1645...
Another 128 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dormar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Dormar family to Ireland

Some of the Dormar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 36 words (3 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 Dormar family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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