Dumbrill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Dumbrill is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dumbrill family lived in Cheshire. The family was originally from Dumville, in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Dumbrill family
The surname Dumbrill 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 Dumbrill family
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Dumbrill Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Domvile, Domville, Donvill, Donville, Dunville and many more.
Early Notables of the Dumbrill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dumbrill family to Ireland
Some of the Dumbrill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Dumbrill migration to the United States
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Dumbrill or a variant listed above:
Dumbrill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Worthy Norton Dumbrill, who arrived 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)