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Early Origins of the Durmer family

The surname Durmer was first found in Buckinghamshire at Wyng (Wing), a village and civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district. [1]

"The Dormers of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire were prosperous wool merchants well established here since the early 16th century."

"The Dormers were landed gentlemen in Oxfordshire in the time of Elizabeth, and the family was ennobled in 1615, Peterley House, Bucks, being in its possession in the 17th century (Napier's "Swyncombe" and Wing's "Steeple Barton"). A Leicestershire family of Dormer in the 17th century settled afterwards in Ireland." [2]

Early History of the Durmer family

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Durmer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dormer, Tormer, Dormar, Dormir, Domer, Domar and others.

Early Notables of the Durmer family

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Robert Dormer (died 1552), of West Wycombe and Wing, Buckinghamshire, and London; and his son, Sir William Dormer (c. 1514-1575) was a Tudor knight, captain and politician, best known for a broken engagement to Jane Seymour, who later became the third wife of Henry VIII; Robert Dormer, 1st Baron Dormer (1551-1616), English politician, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 1584, Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire from 1592 to 1593; Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon (1610-1643), an English peer; John Dormer (c.1611-1679), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at between 1645...
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Ireland Migration of the Durmer family to Ireland

Some of the Durmer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Durmer family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Durmer (post 1700) +

  • Kris Durmer, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1996 [3]

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from on Facebook