Dumbill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Dumbill reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dumbill family lived in Cheshire. The family was originally from Dumville, in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Dumbill family
The surname Dumbill was first found in Cheshire where the family was originally of Donville in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy. The family held estates at Thingwell in Cheshire in early times. "In the reign of Richard II. this place was held by the Domvilles, from whom it passed, through the Hulses and the Troutbecks, to the ancestors of the Earl of Shrewsbury." 
Important Dates for the Dumbill family
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Dumbill Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dumbill family name include Domvile, Domville, Donvill, Donville, Dunville and many more.
Early Notables of the Dumbill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dumbill family to Ireland
Some of the Dumbill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Dumbill migration to the United States
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Dumbill family to immigrate North America:
Dumbill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Worthy Norton Dumbill, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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)