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Dormer Early Origins



The surname Dormer was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

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Dormer Spelling Variations


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Dormer Spelling Variations



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

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Dormer Early History


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Dormer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dormer research. Another 321 words (23 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 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Dormer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dormer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dormer Early Notables (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...

Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dormer Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dormer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sir Fleetwood Dormer, who arrived in Virginia in 1649
  • Margaret Dormer, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Sarah Dormer, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Dormer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Dormer, who landed in Georgia in 1748
  • Thomas Dormer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

Dormer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Patrick Dormer, aged 67 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Perseverance" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)

Dormer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Dormer, English convict from Oxford, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • George Dormer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Judith Dormer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Thomas Dormer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Ellen Dormer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dormer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John J. Dormer, aged 22, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Margaret Dormer, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • James Dormer, aged 20, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • George J. Dormer arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Anne J. Dormer arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dormer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dormer (post 1700)



  • Robert Dormer (1610-1643), 1st Earl of Carnarvon, 2nd Baron Dormer
  • Robert Dormer (1551-1616), 1st Baron Dormer
  • Michael Dormer, San Diego-based artist, cartoonist and entrepreneur

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Dormer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dormer 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.

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