Admire History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Admire family

The surname Admire was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where John atte Mor, Norfolk; Adam atte More, Oxfordshire; Fulco de la More, Huntingdonshire; and Pontius de la More, Yorkshire were listed. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Alicia del More; and Johannes atte More. [1]

Eadmer or Edmer (d. 1124?), was an early English "historian and monk of Canterbury at the end of the eleventh and the beginning of the twelfth century, distinguished among his contemporaries for high character and literary powers. His works, the principal part of which have survived to our day, fully justify his reputation. There are few better pieces of contemporary history than his 'Historia Novorum;' and his biographies, especially that of Anselm, are of a higher order than most similar compositions. Nothing apparently is known of Eadmer before he emerges into notice as the close companion and friend of Archbishop Anselm." [2]

In Devon, Andrew Attemore was Warden of St Mary's College, Ottery St Mary in 1350.

Early History of the Admire family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Admire research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1095, 1412, 1556, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Admire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Admire Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Admire include Atmore, Atmuir, Atmoor, Hatmoor, Hatmore, Hadmore, Admore, Hadmoor, Hadmuir, Addmore, Attmore, Attmoor and many more.

Early Notables of the Admire family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Admire family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Admire were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Alfred L. Atmore, aged 35, who arrived at Ellis Island from Phila. Pa., in 1915; Annie H. Atmore, aged 29, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1893; Annie Milton Atmore, aged 50, who arrived at Ellis Island from Hattiesburg, Miss. U.S.A., in 1913.



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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