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Early Origins of the Dumbleton family

The surname Dumbleton was first found in Gloucestershire where family name was first referenced in the year 1206 when Bernard de Dumbleton held the estates and village of Dumbleton in that shire. [1]

John of Dumbleton (fl. 1340), was an early English schoolman and was doubtless a native of the village of Dumbleton in Gloucestershire. Another John of Dumbleton was a monk at Worcester shortly before, and in 1299 was appointed prior of Little Malvern. [2]

Early History of the Dumbleton family

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Dumbleton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dumbleton, Dumberton, Tumbleton, Tumbleston, Dumbleston, Dumberten, Tumberton, Dumpleton, Dumpelton and many more.

Early Notables of the Dumbleton family (pre 1700)

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United States Dumbleton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dumbleton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Dumbleton, who arrived in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1654 [3]

Australia Dumbleton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dumbleton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Dumbleton, English convict who was convicted in Leicester, Leicestershire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Caledonia" in 19th June 1822, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]

New Zealand Dumbleton migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Dumbleton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Arthur Dumbleton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lady Jocelyn" arriving in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand on 2nd January 1881 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dumbleton (post 1700) +

  • Lionel Jack Dumbleton (1905-1976), New Zealand entomologist

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. 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)
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th November 2020). Retrieved from
  5. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook