Early Origins of the Armor family
Berwickshire on the English Scottish border where they held a family seat for many, many centuries.
Early History of the Armor family
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Armor Spelling Variations
Although the name, Armor, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Armour, Armor, Lamor, Lamour, Armer, Larmer, Aarmour, Larrimer, Armourer and many more.
Early Notables of the Armor family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William Armorer of Cumberland; and Sir Nicholas Armorer (c.1620-1686), was a Royalist army officer during the English Civil...
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Migration of the Armor family to Ireland
Some of the Armor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Armor family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Armor family name Armor, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Armor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Armor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Armor (post 1700)
The Armor 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: Cassis tutissima virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue is the safest helmet.
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