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  • Alice Dummer (c.1603 - c.1661)
    Alice was the daugther of Christopher & Alice Archer. She married Stephen Dummer in England. To this union, 9 children were born: Jane Dorothy Richard Thomas Stephen Nathaniel Sarah A...
  • Jane Sewall (1628 - 1701)
    from: Immigrated on the Bevis, arriving June 1638 with her parents Alice Archer and Stephen Dummer. She and her husband returned to England with her parents in 1647. They returned to England with s...
  • 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 (c.1638 - d.)
  • Mary Jane 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 congregation of the Firs...

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.

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