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Armor Early Origins



The surname Armor was first found in Berwickshire on the English Scottish border where they held a family seat for many, many centuries.

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Armor Spelling Variations


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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.

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Armor Early History


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Armor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Armor research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1686 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Armor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armor Early Notables (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...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Armor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armor In Ireland


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Armor In Ireland



Some of the Armor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 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



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 Atlanti c. 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

  • Francis Armor, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Armor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Armor, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1748

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Contemporary Notables of the name Armor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Armor (post 1700)



  • Mary Elizabeth Harris Armor (1863-1950), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1924, 1928
  • G. Albert Armor (1907-1979), American Democrat politician, Member of California Democratic State Central Committee, 1942; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944
  • David Armor, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 23rd District, 1982

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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: Cassis tutissima virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue is the safest helmet.


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Armor Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Armor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armor 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 18 January 2016 at 11:31.

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