Dormir History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dormir family

The surname Dormir 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. " Robert Dormer, 1st Baron Dormer (1551- 1616) was probably the best known progenitor of the family.

Important Dates for the Dormir family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dormir 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 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Dormir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dormir Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dormir 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...
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Migration of the Dormir 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..

Citations

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