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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 Allemer is derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Ædelmær, which literally means noble famous. The Gaelic form of the surname Allemer is Aighlmear.

Allemer Early Origins



The surname Allemer 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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Allemer Spelling Variations


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Allemer Spelling Variations



Names were simply spelled as they sounded by medieval scribes and church officials. Therefore, during the lifetime of a single person, his name was often spelt in many different ways, explaining the many spelling variations encountered while researching the name Allemer. Some of these variations included: Ailmer, Aylmer, Elmer, Elmore, Ellmore, Ellmer and others.

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Allemer Early History


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Allemer Early History



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

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Allemer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allemer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Irish immigration to North American began in the late 18th century as many Irish families desired to own their own land. This pattern of immigration grew slowly yet steadily until the 1840s. At that time, a failed crop and a growing population in Ireland resulted in the Great Potato Famine. Poverty, disease, and starvation ravaged the land. To ease their pain and suffering the Irish often looked upon North America as a solution: hundreds of thousands undertook the voyage. Their arrival meant the growth of industry and commerce for British North America and the United States. For the individual Irishman, it meant survival and hope, and the opportunity for work, freedom, and ownership of land. The early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Allemer: 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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    5. 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).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. 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.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Allemer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allemer 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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