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The surname Dowman was first found in Yorkshire
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 shire.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dowman, Doman, Doughman, Doeman, Dooman, Douman and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dowman research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1394, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Dowman History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Dowman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dowman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Dowman, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607
- Thomas Dowman, who landed in New England in 1670
Dowman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Joseph Dowman, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
- Sophia Dowman, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
- Alice Dowman, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
- Emily Dowman, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
- Mathew Dowman (b. 1974), English cricketer. born in Grantham
- Keith Dowman, Buddhist translator and teacher based in Kathmandu
- Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
- Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
- Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
The Dowman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dowman 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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