The name Dumar comes from the German province known as the Rhineland
. In pre-medieval times, the German people used only one name, but as the population increased, hereditary surnames
became necessary for people to maintain unique identities. Dumar is a nickname
surname, a style of name based on an eke-name, or added name, that described a characteristic of its original bearer. Dumar is a name for a person who was innocent or naive having derived from the German word "dommer" which means the same.
Early Origins of the Dumar family
The surname Dumar was first found in the Rhine region, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Dumar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dumar research.Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1743, 1844, 1816 and 1410 are included under the topic Early Dumar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dumar Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Dumar include Dommer, Domer, Dommar, Dommers, Dummar, Dumme, Dummer, Doemer, Domme and many more.
Early Notables of the Dumar family (pre 1700)
Notables with the name Dumar during this period were Margareta "Greta" Lambrektsdotter Dume(Greta Dume) (d. 1410), a Swedish heiress, played a political role in the struggle between Albert, King of Sweden and... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dumar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dumar family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dumar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- E. Dumar, aged 31, a laundress, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874