Atmar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Atmar family

The surname Atmar was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where John atte Mor, Norfolk; Adam atte More, Oxfordshire; Fulco de la More, Huntingdonshire; and Pontius de la More, Yorkshire were listed. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Alicia del More; and Johannes atte More. [1]

Eadmer or Edmer (d. 1124?), was an early English "historian and monk of Canterbury at the end of the eleventh and the beginning of the twelfth century, distinguished among his contemporaries for high character and literary powers. His works, the principal part of which have survived to our day, fully justify his reputation. There are few better pieces of contemporary history than his 'Historia Novorum;' and his biographies, especially that of Anselm, are of a higher order than most similar compositions. Nothing apparently is known of Eadmer before he emerges into notice as the close companion and friend of Archbishop Anselm." [2]

In Devon, Andrew Attemore was Warden of St Mary's College, Ottery St Mary in 1350.

Early History of the Atmar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atmar research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1095, 1412, 1556, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Atmar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Atmar Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Atmar include Atmore, Atmuir, Atmoor, Hatmoor, Hatmore, Hadmore, Admore, Hadmoor, Hadmuir, Addmore, Attmore, Attmoor and many more.

Early Notables of the Atmar family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Atmar family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Atmar or a variant listed above: Alfred L. Atmore, aged 35, who arrived at Ellis Island from Phila. Pa., in 1915; Annie H. Atmore, aged 29, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1893; Annie Milton Atmore, aged 50, who arrived at Ellis Island from Hattiesburg, Miss. U.S.A., in 1913.



  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)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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