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Armour Early Origins



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

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Armour Spelling Variations


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Armour Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Armour occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Armour, Armor, Lamor, Lamour, Armer, Larmer, Aarmour, Larrimer, Armourer and many more.

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Armour Early History


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Armour Early History



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

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Armour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Armour 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 Armour Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Armour In Ireland


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Armour In Ireland



Some of the Armour 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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Armour, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Armour Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Armour, who arrived in Maryland in 1667
  • James Armour settled in New England in 1685

Armour Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Armour, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1748

Armour Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Armour, aged 12, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Mary Armour, aged 45, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Eliza Armour, aged 15, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Jane Armour settled in New England in 1820
  • Joseph, Robert, and Thomas Armour, settled in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Armour Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • May Armour, U.E., United Empire Loyalist, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Armour Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Robert Armour, aged 46 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Progress" departing from the port of New Ross, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 8th July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)

Armour Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Armour, aged 36, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Ellen Armour, aged 35, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Margaret Armour, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Ellen Armour, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Armour (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Armour (post 1700)



  • Alfred Allen "Buddy" Armour (1915-1974), American Negro league baseball outfielder who played from 1938 and 1951, Negro League World Series Champion (1945)
  • Molly Armour, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Morris Armour, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1932
  • Norman Armour (1887-1982), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Chile, 1938-39; Argentina, 1939-44; Spain, 1945; Venezuela, 1950-51; Guatamala, 1954-55
  • R. M. Armour, American politician, Mayor of Great Falls, Montana, 1921-23
  • Robert B. Armour, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Memphis, Tennessee, 1893-97
  • W. M. Armour, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from McDowell County, 1948
  • J. W. Armour, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1913
  • Herman Ossian Armour (1837-1901), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892; Presidential Elector for New York, 1896
  • George Armour, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1876
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Armour


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Suggested Readings for the name Armour



  • A Brief Visit with the Old Folks by George Taylor.

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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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Armour Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. 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. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  11. ...

The Armour Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Armour 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 25 August 2016 at 10:13.

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