The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Dumon. Dumon is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Dumon is derived from the Old French word mont, which means mountain or hill, and indicates that the original bearer lived at or near such a landmark.
Early Origins of the Dumon family
The surname Dumon was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times in the seigniory of St. Jean.
Early History of the Dumon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dumon research.Another 290 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1529, 1557, 1610, 1666, 1684, 1707, 1726, 1759, 1790, 1819, 1829, 1842, 1849, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Dumon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dumon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dumont, Du Mont, du Mont, Dumonte, Du Monte, du Monte, de Mont, De Mont, De Monte, Dumond, Dumon and many more.
Early Notables of the Dumon family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was the Marquis of Gages; the Barons of the Grand Duchy of Hesse; Henry de Thier Du Mont (1610-1684), a notable French composer; Arsène-Jean-François Dumont (1849-1902), a French sociologist and demographer; Henri Dumont (1610-1684), a Belgian organist and composer, former organist at St. Paul's... Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dumon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dumon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dumon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Elenne Dumon, aged 36, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1785 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Dumon (post 1700)
- Michelle Dumon GM (1921-2017), Belgian wartime resistance agent in WWII with the Comet Line; she was awarded the British George Medal and the Golden Medal of Freedom by the United States of America for her heroic efforts