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The name Amory arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Amory comes from the Old French word amauri, which means work-rule.

Amory Early Origins



The surname Amory was first found in Tours in Normandy, where the name was spelt D'Amery, or Amaury the delicate of Pontoisse, and they settled in England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Amory Spelling Variations


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Amory Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Amory, Emery, Amery, Ammory, Ammery, Emry and others.

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Amory Early History


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Amory Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amory research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1207, 1221, 1691, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Amory History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Amory Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Amory Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amory Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Amory In Ireland


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Amory In Ireland



Some of the Amory family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Amory or a variant listed above:

Amory Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Simon Amory, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1672
  • Jonathan Amory, who landed in South Carolina in 1682
  • William Amory, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1685
  • Thomas Amory, who migrated to South Carolina and became Advocate General and Speaker of the House of Assembly, Lord Palatine in 1690

Amory Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Amory, who landed in Antigua (Antego) in 1713
  • Thomas Amory, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1721
  • John Amory, who arrived in Georgia in 1737
  • I Amory, who landed in Georgia in 1738
  • John Amory, who settled in Georgia in 1773
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Amory Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C J Amory, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Amory Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Amory arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wellington" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amory (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Amory (post 1700)



  • Derick Heathcoat Amory (1899-1981), 1st Viscount Amory, British Politician
  • Thomas Amory (1691-1788), author

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Amory Historic Events


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Amory Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Phoebe Amory, (née Sledge), Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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: Amore non vi
Motto Translation: Love not by force


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Amory Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Amory Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amory 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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