Dumas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Dumas family

The surname Dumas was first found in Languedoc where this distinguished family held a family seat in the seigneurie of Le Mas in the arrondissement of d'Auriol where they were located several centuries before their official registry in 1487.

They also branched to Marveille, Cultures, Souster, and Brugayrolles, in that same south-western province. They also branched to Limousin, and Ronnais, where they held a family seat at l'Isle. They were elevated to the nobility in Pays d'Aunis on the west coast of France, as the Comtes Dumas. This branch moved to île-de France. They also branched to Lorraine and Maine.

Pierre Dumas, born in 1669, son of Pierre and Isabelle, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the Canadian province of Quebec he married Marie Verreau, daughter of Barthelemi and Marthe, at Château-Richer on 16th February 1699. They remained together in Quebec until Marie's death on 25th February 1703. [1]

Important Dates for the Dumas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dumas research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1753, 1794, 1753, 1837, 1800, 1884, 1802, 1870, 1824, 1895, 1789 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Dumas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dumas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dumas, Dumais, Dumay, Dumat, Le Dumas, Dumets and others.

Early Notables of the Dumas family (pre 1700)

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Dumas migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dumas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jerome Dumas, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700 [2]
  • Antoine Dumas, aged 15, who landed in Cuba in 1785 [2]
Dumas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Raimundo Dumas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [2]
  • W H Dumas, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
  • J Dumas, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856 [2]
  • Pablo Dumas, aged 21, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1858 [2]

Dumas migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dumas Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • François Dumas, who arrived in Quebec in 1687 from Isle de France
  • Pierre Dumas, who arrived in Quebec in 1699 from Angoumois on the west coast of France, near Bordeaux
Dumas Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • François Dumas, who arrived in Quebec in 1761
  • Franc-Liberal Dumas, who arrived in Quebec in 1761 from Guyenne

Contemporary Notables of the name Dumas (post 1700)

  • Gerald "Jerry" Dumas (1930-2016), American cartoonist, best known for his Sam and Silo comic strip
  • Brigadier-General Walter Alexander Dumas (1893-1952), American Director of Plans & Operations 10th Army (1943-1945) [3]
  • Roger Dumas (1932-2016), French film actor
  • Mathieu Dumas, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Jean Louis Dumas, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]
  • Guillaume Mathieu Dumas de Saint-Marcel, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [7]
  • Anne Joseph Dumas, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [8]
  • Major-General Paul-Henri Dumas (1894-1964), French Commanding Officer French Occupation Troops in Vorarlberg (1945-1946) [9]
  • Georges Dumas (1866-1946), French psychologist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) Walter Dumas. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Dumas/Walter_Alexander/USA.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 25) Mathieu Dumas. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 25) Jean Dumas. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 25) Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  7. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 25) Guillaume Dumas. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  8. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 25) Anne Dumas. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 4) Paul-Henri Dumas. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Dumas/Paul-Henri/France.html
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