When Hawkins Delamar was born from 1810 to 1813, in Craven, North Carolina, United States, his father, Francis Delamar, was 58 and his mother, Elizabeth Brooks, was 34. He married Eliza Ball on 28 December 1835. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died about 1865, in Craven, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 56.
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of numerous places in Normandy, Brittany, and Maine in France named La Mare (‘the pool’), preceded by the French preposition de ‘of’. Introduced by the Normans, the name was later augmented by Huguenot bearers fleeing religious persecution in France and the Low Countries in the 16th century.
English: possibly a habitational name from Delamere Forest (Cheshire), recorded as foresta de Mara in 1153–60. The name meant ‘(Forest) of the Pool’ (from Anglo-Norman French de la ‘from the’ + Middle English mere ‘pond’ or more ‘marsh, moor’), alluding to either Blakemere or Oakmere near Eddisbury, and its modern form is attributable to the continuity of the Anglo-French naming practices in written records. However, there is no clear evidence of a derived surname from the forest.
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