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Dumm is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parish of Dunham, in the county of Norfolk. The place-name is made up of two old English elements: dun, which is a word for hill; and ham, which means home. The translation of the name is home on the hill.

Dumm Early Origins



The surname Dumm was first found in Norfolk at Downham Market, often referred to as Downham, a town and civil parish. The place dates back to c. 1050 and was listed later in 1086 in the Domesday Book as Dunham. However, there are several more listings of the place name including Little Downham in Cambridgeshire, Downham, Lancashire and Downham, Essex. Wilmslow in Cheshire was an ancient family seat for the family. "The church is a handsome and very ancient structure in the decorated and later English styles, with a square tower; it comprises a nave, chancel, and two aisles, of which the east end of one and the west end of the other are inclosed as sepulchral chapels, for the families of Dunham and Trafford." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Downham Estate is a housing estate in Downham, south east London named in honour of Lord Downham, who was chairman of the London County Council between 1919-1920. Downham Hall is an English country house in Downham, Lancashire, but this estate was never held by anyone with the family name.

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Dumm Spelling Variations


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Dumm 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 Dumm family name include Dunham, Dunnam, Downham, Dounham, Downnam and others.

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Dumm Early History


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Dumm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dumm research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1332, 1511, 1577, 1561 and 1577 are included under the topic Early Dumm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dumm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dumm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dumm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dumm In Ireland


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Dumm In Ireland



Some of the Dumm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Dumm surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Dumm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Valentin Dumm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Matthew Dumm, who landed in New York in 1773
  • Melchior Dumm, who arrived in New York in 1773
  • Melicher Dumm, who landed in New York in 1773
  • Nicholas Dumm, who arrived in New York in 1773
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dumm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles R. Dumm, aged 46, who emigrated to America, in 1896

Dumm Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Dumm, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Casper Dumm, who landed in Arkansas in 1906
  • T. Dumm, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • James Dumm, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dumm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dumm (post 1700)



  • Gary Dumm (b. 1949), American comic book artist
  • Frances Edwina Dumm (1893-1990), American writer-artist, first full-time female editorial cartoonist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Dumm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dumm 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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