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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.


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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
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  • Mathew Dowman (b. 1974), English cricketer. born in Grantham
  • Keith Dowman, Buddhist translator and teacher based in Kathmandu
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    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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