Dumire is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parish of Dummer, which lies four miles from Basingstoke in Hampshire
. The surname Dumire belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Dumire family
The surname Dumire was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dumire family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dumire research.Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1651, 1713, 1663, 1724, 1706, 1721, 1677, 1761, 1716, 1730, 1723, 1728, 1636, 1692, 1681, 1739, 1651 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Dumire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dumire Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dumire family name include Dummer, Dumer and others.
Early Notables of the Dumire family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Edmund Dummer (1651-1713), an English naval engineer and shipbuilder, Surveyor of the Navy, founded the Royal Navy dockyard at Devonport, Plymouth; Edmund Dummer (1663-1724), English lawyer, "Clerk of the Great Wardrobe" (1706 to 1721); William Dummer (1677-1761) American politician, born in Boston... Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dumire Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dumire family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Dumire surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Richard and Alice Dummer who settled in New England
with Dorothy, Richard, Stephen, Thomas, and Thomas; Captain Dummer arrived in San Francisco in 1851.