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The Anglo-Norman invaders imported their own naming principles which supplemented the pre-existing system of hereditary surnames that the Irish had already developed. One of the most common types of surnames for both cultures at this time was the patronymic surname, which was formed from the name of the bearer's father, or another older relative. Like the Irish, the Strongbownians used prefixes to build patronymic names, and although the Gaelic prefixes of "Mac" and "O" were occasionally adopted, the Anglo- Normans also used the prefix Fitz-, which was derived from the French word fils, and ultimately from the Latin filius, which both mean son. This prefix probably originated in Flanders or Normandy, but it is now found only in Ireland. Another way of forming patronymic names was through the addition of a diminutive suffix to the given name, such as -ot, -et, -un, -in, or -el. Occasionally, two suffixes were combined to form a double diminutive, as in the combinations of -el-in, -el-ot, -in-ot, and -et-in. The surname Aillemer is derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Ædelmær, which literally means noble famous. The Gaelic form of the surname Aillemer is Aighlmear.

Aillemer Early Origins



The surname Aillemer was first found in Essex, where they were tenants in chief and Lords of the manor of Aylmer. They were granted these lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Aillemer Spelling Variations


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Aillemer Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a single person often had their name recorded by church officials and scribes many different ways. Names were typically spelt as they sounded, which resulted in many different spelling variations. The many versions of the name Aillemer to have been recorded over the years include: Ailmer, Aylmer, Elmer, Elmore, Ellmore, Ellmer and others.

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Aillemer Early History


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Aillemer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aillemer research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1650, 1720 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Aillemer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aillemer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aillemer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aillemer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In the 1840s, Ireland experienced a mass exodus to North America due to the Great Potato Famine. These families wanted to escape from hunger and disease that was ravaging their homeland. With the promise of work, freedom and land overseas, the Irish looked upon British North America and the United States as a means of hope and prosperity. Those that survived the journey were able to achieve this through much hard work and perseverance. Early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Aillemer: Edward Ellmer who settled in New England in 1632; Thomas Ellmore settled in Virginia in 1654; Charles Elmer and his wife Hannah landed in America in 1836.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Aillemer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aillemer 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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