The German surname Duym is of nickname
origin. It evolved from the old German word "daum," meaning "thumb," and was most likely originally borne by either someone with a deformed or missing thumb, or someone very small in size.
Early Origins of the Duym family
The surname Duym was first found in Wuerrtemburg, where Graf Ulrich mit dem Daumen (Count Ulrich with the thumbs) lived in about 1250.
Early History of the Duym family
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Duym Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Duhon, Daum, Duhem, Daumann, Duhm, Duhme, Duym, Duim, Dume, Duhan and many more.
Early Notables of the Duym family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Duym family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christina Duhmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766; Hans Adam Duhmann, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1766; Hermann Heinrich Duhme, who settled in Ohio with his wife and eight children in 1834.