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Where did the English Patmore family come from? What is the English Patmore family crest and coat of arms? When did the Patmore family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Patmore family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Podmore, Padmore, Podmoor, Padmoor, Padmor, Podymore, Padimore, Podimore, Padymoor, Potmore, Patmore, Patimore, Patymore, Patmoor and many more.
First found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book,  indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Podmore which was held by a Norman noble, Fragrin as under tenant to the Bishop of Chester who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Patmore research. Another 193 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1295, 1332, and 1417 are included under the topic Early Patmore History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Patmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Patmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 138 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Podmore, who arrived in America in 1768; and Richard S. Podmore, who arrived in Iowa in 1850.
The Patmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Patmore 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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