|This branch was part of the Palatine emigration of 1709 from
the German Palatinate to London to the Hudson Valley of New York and finally
to the Mohawk Valley east of present day Utica
Originally named "Demuth" (which means "humble" in German) the name was changed just before the Revolutionary War, perhaps to more closely match the German pronunciation (Day-moot). My family pronounces the name DAY-muth. Others pronounce it deh-MUTH (long "U"). Some of the family still resides in upstate New York, but most have scattered throughout the US and Canada.
This page will be part of an attempt to "find" descendants of this unusual name and connect them.
By the way, the Southern Colonel looking guy on the right is Dolphus Damuth who was born in 1839 in New York, served with a Wisconsin infantry unit during the Civil War and died in Fort Atkinson, WI in 1913. You'll find him as #38 in the George Demuth line below.
Created by Jim Gorman
Last updated: September 1, 2002
A Demuth/Damuth Group discussion on Yahoo!