Type Surname (from location)
Usage Medieval English
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Meaning & History
This habitational name is chiefly found in the West Midlands region of England. The origin is certainly Old English pre 7th Century and may be Ancient British i.e. pre Roman 55 A.D. The origins are lost but are believed to develop from "Dubh" meaning "black" and "mor" a morass or swamp. Villages of Blackmore or Blachmoor are widely found in the United Kingdom but not "Dubmoor or Dugmore", suggesting that the original "site" is now one of the seven thousand or so "lost" medieval villages. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Dugmore, which was dated July 15th 1620, a witness at Redmarley D'Abitot, Westminster, during the reign of King James 1 of England and V1 of Scotland, 1603 - 1625.