Show ContentsAmoore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Amoore can either be derived from the Old French word for love "amor" or from the phrase "at the moor," shortened to A'Moor, implying one who lived near a moor.

Early Origins of the Amoore family

The surname Amoore was first found in Oxfordshire, where Adam ate More and Oliva Ate More were recorded in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]

Early History of the Amoore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amoore research. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1467, 1479, and 1528 are included under the topic Early Amoore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Amoore Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Amoore family name include Amor, Amore, Amour, Amoor, Amoore and others.

Early Notables of the Amoore family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Amoore family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Amoore family to immigrate North America: Susan Amor, who was sent to Barbados in 1657; Richard Amor, who immigrated to Delaware Bay in 1682; William Amor, who arrived with William Penn in Pennsylvania in 1682.


Contemporary Notables of the name Amoore (post 1700) +

  • Renee Amoore R.N. (1953-2020), American health care advocate and the founder and president of The Amoore Group, Inc
  • Edward John Amoore (1877-1955), British winner of a gold and bronze Olympic medals for shooting at the 1908 games


The Amoore Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tu ne cede malis
Motto Translation: Yield not to misfortunes.


  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)


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