Du mont History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Du mont. Du mont is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Du mont is derived from the Old French word mont, which means mountain or hill, and indicates that the original bearer lived at or near such a landmark.

Early Origins of the Du mont family

The surname Du mont was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat from ancient times in the seigniory of St. Jean.

To the north they established a branch at St.-Eloi in the region of Artois, in mid-eastern France at Croix and St. Ligier in the region of Franche-Comté, and at Thil in the district of Chalon. The family name emerged as a powerful influence on the eastern border of France and along the Rhine to the north, as well as south from the coast to Switzerland. Over the border this French aristocratic family held interests in Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, and to the north in Belgium. In Switzerland, the family name was found in the districts of Vaud and Grisons, and in Belgium, at Gages in the province of Hainaut, and at Buret and Berghe in the province of Liège. In Forez as well as in Normandy, the Dumont family intermarried with the influential Bostaquet family. In Lorraine, three important family branches were formed, all of which were ennobled in 1527, 1529, and 1557 respectively. In Franche-Comté several knights were produced, in Gages family members were elevated to nobility as the Marquis of Gages, and in Luxembourg the family entered into nobility in 1707. In Germany, certain family members received the title of the Barons of the Grand Duchy of Hesse in 1853.

Jacques Dumont, born on 19th April 1665, son of René and Madeleine of Bayeux in Normandy, travelled from France to the New World in 1690. After arriving in the Canadian province of Quebec he married Marie Anne Tardif, born in 1676, daughter of Jacques and Barbe, at Beauport on 19th April 1694. [1]

Important Dates for the Du mont family

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Du mont Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dumont, Du Mont, du Mont, Dumonte, Du Monte, du Monte, de Mont, De Mont, De Monte, Dumond, Dumon and many more.

Early Notables of the Du mont family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was the Marquis of Gages; the Barons of the Grand Duchy of Hesse; Henry de Thier Du Mont (1610-1684), a notable French composer; Arsène-Jean-François Dumont (1849-1902), a French sociologist and demographer; Henri Dumont (1610-1684), a Belgian organist and composer, former organist at St. Paul's Church, Paris, France and composer of the "Messes royales"; Jean Dumont (1666-1726), a French publicist and historian, he opposed Louis XIV and absolute monarchy. He later moved...
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Du mont migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Du mont Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter DuMont, who arrived in New York, NY in 1657 [2]
  • Wallarand DuMont, who arrived in New York, NY in 1657 [2]
Du mont Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicolas Dumont, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [2]
  • Mr. Dumont, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [2]
  • Francois Dumont, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [2]
  • Francois DuMont, aged 29, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [2]
  • Louis DuMont, aged 38, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Du mont Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Dumont, age 45, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1820
  • Adelaide Dumont, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1826 [2]
  • M. Dumont, who settled in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Paul Daniel Emil Dumont, aged 45, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1851 [2]
  • S B Dumont, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Du mont Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Louis O Dumont, who arrived in Mississippi in 1903 [2]

Du mont migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Du mont Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Julien Dumont, who arrived in Quebec in 1667 from Normandy
  • Jean Dumont, who settled in Quebec in 1689 from Poitou
  • François Dumont, who settled in Quebec in 1699 from Limousin
Du mont Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Dumont, who arrived in Quebec in 1721 from Normandy
  • Jean-Baptiste Dumont, who settled in Quebec in 1742 from Guyenne
  • Gabriel Dumont, who settled in Quebec in 1743 from Poitou
  • Mathieu Dumont, who settled in Quebec in 1746 from Burgundy
Du mont Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Dumont, who landed in Canada in 1832

Du mont migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Du mont Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. J. Dumont, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tainui" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in December 1890 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Du mont (post 1700)

  • Allen Balcom DuMont (1901-1965), American radio and television engineer, born in Brooklyn, New York, largely responsible for the commercial development of television due to his pioneering work in cathode ray tube improvements
  • Tom Dumont, American pop musician
  • René Dumont (1904-1962), French agronomist
  • Louis Charles Jean Dumont (b. 1911), French social anthropologist
  • Allan Eliot Dumont (b. 1924), American physician and educator, born in New York City, specialist in lymphology and recipient of the Research Career Development Award (1961-1971) among many others
  • Serge Dumont (b. 1934), French educational administrator, concert violinist, pianist, and composer, born in Douai, France
  • Robert Craig Dumont, American employment consultant, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Pierre Étienne Louis Dumont (1759-1829), Swiss churchman
  • Peter Dumont Vroom (1791-1873), American Democratic Party politician, 9th Governor of New Jersey (1829-1832)

Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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