The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Dumoutier. Dumoutier 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 Dumoutier 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 Dumoutier family
The surname Dumoutier 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 Dumoutier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dumoutier 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 Dumoutier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dumoutier 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 Dumoutier 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 Dumoutier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dumoutier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Julien Dumont, who arrived in Quebec in 1667 from Normandy; Jean Dumont, who settled in Quebec in 1689 from Poitou; François Dumont, who settled in Quebec in 1699 from Limousin.
Contemporary Notables of the name Dumoutier (post 1700)
- Pierre Dumoutier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 25) Pierre Dumoutier. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html