Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the bearers of the Dumore family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in the parish of Dummer, which lies four miles from Basingstoke in Hampshire
. The surname Dumore 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 Dumore family
The surname Dumore 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 Dumore family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dumore 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 Dumore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dumore Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Dumore include Dummer, Dumer and others.
Early Notables of the Dumore 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 Dumore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dumore family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dumore or a variant listed above: Richard and Alice Dummer who settled in New England
with Dorothy, Richard, Stephen, Thomas, and Thomas; Captain Dummer arrived in San Francisco in 1851.