Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a person who habitually wore a knapsack or other type of pack carried on the back. The surname Dulmage is derived from the Old French word talemache, which means knapsack. Nickname surnames often referred to the bearer's favored style of clothing.
Early Origins of the Dulmage family
Suffolk where, according to Doctor Bosworth, they were amongst the first Angles that settled in Suffolk. On their manor house at Bentley, near Ipswich there was the following inscription "Before the Normans into England came, Bentley was my seat, and Tollemache was my name." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Dulmage family
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Dulmage Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Dulmage has been spelled many different ways, including Talmach, Talmage, Talmash, Tammadge, Tammage, Tallemach, Tollemache, Tolmage and many more.
Early Notables of the Dulmage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dulmage family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dulmage Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Dulmage Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The Dulmage Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Confido conquiesco
Motto Translation: I trust and am contented.
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