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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dumas research. Another 265 words (19 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.

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More information is included under the topic Early Dumas Notables 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:

Dumas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jerome Dumas, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700
  • Antoine Dumas, aged 15, landed in Cuba in 1785

Dumas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Raimundo Dumas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • W H Dumas, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J Dumas, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • Pablo Dumas, aged 21, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1858

Dumas Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • François Dumas arrived in Quebec in 1687 from Ile de France
  • Pierre Dumas 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 arrived in Quebec in 1761
  • Franc-Liberal Dumas arrived in Quebec in 1761 from Guyenne
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  • Brigadier-General Walter Alexander Dumas (1893-1952), American Director of Plans & Operations 10th Army (1943-1945)
  • Roger Dumas (1932-2016), French film actor
  • Mathieu Dumas, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean Louis Dumas, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Guillaume Mathieu Dumas de Saint-Marcel, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Anne Joseph Dumas, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Major-General Paul-Henri Dumas (1894-1964), French Commanding Officer French Occupation Troops in Vorarlberg (1945-1946)
  • Georges Dumas (1866-1946), French psychologist
  • Jean Baptiste André Dumas (1800-1884), French organic chemist
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  • Notes On the Dumas Families of Union Parish, Louisiana by John H. Wilson, Carine Dumas Nolan, and Lorena Craighead Dumas.
  • Pierre Dumas: His Life and His Descendants 1756-1986 by Hallie Arden DeMass Sweeting.
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Dumas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dumas Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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