Admore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Admore family

The surname Admore 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 Admore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Admore 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 Admore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Admore Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Admore are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Admore include: Atmore, Atmuir, Atmoor, Hatmoor, Hatmore, Hadmore, Admore, Hadmoor, Hadmuir, Addmore, Attmore, Attmoor and many more.

Early Notables of the Admore family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Admore migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Admore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Admore, aged 45, a gardener, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Mary A. Admore, aged 44, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Alexander Admore, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Edward Admore, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Archibald Admore, aged 14, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
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  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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