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Where did the Scottish Hyghmoor family come from? What is the Scottish Hyghmoor family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hyghmoor family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hyghmoor family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Highmore, Hyghmore, Hymore, Highmoor, Hymoor, Hyghmoor, Highmoore, Hyghmoore, Hymoore, Highmour, Hyghmoure, Hymour, Hymer, Highmer and many more.

First found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Armathwaite from very ancient times some say before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hyghmoor research. Another 95 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hyghmoor History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hyghmoor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Highmore, who settled in New England in 1749. Gabriel Hymer settled in New Jersey in 1763. In Newfoundland the Highmore's settled at Fogo, Bell Island and St.John's. Joseph Highmore settled at Fogo in 1855..

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  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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  4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Hyghmoor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hyghmoor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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