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Coat of Arms: A gold shield with two gold mullets pierced on a red fess dancetty.
Crest: Description not available
First found in Oldenburg, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region.Click here for the descendants of
Edward b. abt 1704 & Lydia (Newton) Damon of
Reading, Middlesex Co, MA
Coat of Arms: Silver with a black tower.
Crest: Description not available
Spelling variations include: Damon, Daymon, Damyon, Damond, Daumont, Damont, D'Homan, Damian, Damian, Damino, Damini, Damman and many more. First found in Piedmont, Piemonte, Pedemons, a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Thomas Domini, who settled in America in 1768; Francis Daymon, who came to Pennsylvania in 1777; Daniel Damont, who settled in Philadelphia in 1818; Georg Anton Domino, who arrived in Texas in 1845.
Damon Origins: Da~mon The ~ represents a tilde over the <e> Damon
and Daemon are modern English forms of Damian, a saint's name
used in medieval English and in
several other European languages. We did not find Damon or Daemon
as a period spelling of the name in any language and we did not find
any form of the name in use in period Ireland. There is an Irish
name that looks similar, though it is pronounced quite differently: The
Gaelic name Daman or Damhan is pronounced
DAH-vahn. It is possible that this name has been equated with
Damian in modern times.
As you know, we've previously researched the name <Damon> and found no evidence that it was used in the Middle Ages. The citations you found in the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names prove that it was used in classical Greece -- that source covers sources from 600 or earlier -- but it isn't safe to assume that it was used in later-period Greece or elsewhere in Europe without evidence.
A quick survey of our conveniently-available sources shows that
Damian was used quite widely in medieval and renaissance Europe, but it does not turn up any example of Damon. If you're interested in learning more about Damian, let us know.
We also came across a modern Sicilian surname Damone, which our source explains as a short form of Adamone, itself a derivative of Adamo i.e. Adam. It cites a 14th century example of Adamonus,
which is probably a Latinization of Adamone. It's possible that the modern form Damone, pronounced dah-MOH-nay was also used as a given name at least in late-period Italy. [Girolamo Caracausi,
_Dizionario Onomastico della Sicilia_ (Palermo, 1994), s.n. Damone] If you'd like us to investigate this possibility, let us know.
for the Academy
14 Apr 2002
ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2726
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mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
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