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  • Jeremiah Dummer (1643 - 1718)
    First American born silversmith. Hull had an apprentice, Jeremiah Dummer (1645-1718), an excellent silversmith who subsequently became as successful as his former master, holding the positions of Count...
  • Mary Dummer (b. - c.1635)
    Mary was a follower of Roger Williams and Anne Hutchison who believed in tolerance. Mary and Richard were banished to Boston. -------------------- The settlers of Roxbury originally comprised the con...
  • Mary Dummer (c.1638 - d.)
  • Richard Dummer, Sr. (c.1598 - 1678)
    Arrived From England 1632--------------------Made his fortune as a trader in England. Was a Puritan. Emigrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony--------------------From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ric...
  • Rev. Shubel Dummer (1636 - 1691)
    Added by Elwin Nickerson II My Great Grandfather- Graduated From HARVARD College in 1656-Ordained Dec. 3,1672-Married 1656- KILLED By Indians Jan. 25,1691 == -------------------- From Wikipedia, th...

About the Dummer surname

The surname Dummer is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is one of the earliest recorded locational surnames. It derives from the place in Hampshire where Dummers were Lords of the Manor, called Dummer, which is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Dummere", and in the Hampshire Pipe Rolls of 1196 as "Dunmere". The placename means "the lake or mere on or by a hill or down", derived from the Old English pre 7th Century "dun", hill, down, mountain, and "mere", lake, mere, although there is no lake at this location nowadays.

Variations: Dummere, Dumper, Dumer, Dumere, Domer, Dommer. Sometimes misspelled as Drummer.