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Ailmer is an Irish name of Anglo-Norman origins. It is a patronymic surname originally derived from the personal name of an ancestor. As with the native Irish, the Anglo- Normans used prefixes to build these patronymic surnames; prefixes used included Fitz-, which was derived from the French word fils, and ultimately from the Latin filius, both of which mean son.. The surname Ailmer is derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Ædelmær, which literally means noble famous. The Gaelic form of the surname Ailmer is Aighlmear.

Ailmer Early Origins



The surname Ailmer 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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Ailmer Spelling Variations


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Ailmer Spelling Variations



During the lifetime of an individual person, his name was often spelt by church officials and medieval scribes the way it sounded. An examination of the many different origins of each name has revealed many spelling variations for the name: Ailmer, Aylmer, Elmer, Elmore, Ellmore, Ellmer and others.

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Ailmer Early History


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Ailmer Early History



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

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Ailmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ailmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Ailmer: 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
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    The Ailmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ailmer 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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