The name Dumouchel was first found in Normandy, France. Most surnames have experienced slight changes through the centuries.
Some of which are: Dumouchelle, Dumonceau, Dumoncel, Dumonchel,
Dumonceaux, Du Moncel, Dumonchau, Dumonchaux, Du Mouchet,Du Mouchel, Du Monceau,Du Moncel, to list a few.
The family name Dumouchel becomes influential in Normandy with
Francois Du Mouchet de Villedieu, Bishop of Digne, who in 1731 obtained his doctorate in theology; Pierre-Antoine-Joseph Dumonchaux was a doctor around 1733; Etienne Dumouchel, born in 1733, was ordained a priest in 1803 and became chaplain of the hospice of Found-Children, and later was named vicar of the marines; Jean-Baptiste Dumouchel became the rector of the University of Paris in 1787;Francois-Xavier-Marie-Joseph Dumonceaux was a lawyer in 1759; Alexandre-Henri-Adeodat Du Moncel was a count in 1784 and became a mining Lieutenant.
Many settlers of this lineage arrived in Canada between 1600 and 1900.