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Early Origins of the Atmore family

The surname Atmore 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 Atmore family

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Atmore Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Atmore has been recorded under many different variations, including Atmore, Atmuir, Atmoor, Hatmoor, Hatmore, Hadmore, Admore, Hadmoor, Hadmuir, Addmore, Attmore, Attmoor and many more.

Early Notables of the Atmore family (pre 1700)

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United States Atmore migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Atmore or a variant listed above:

Atmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Atmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1634 [3]
Atmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Atmore, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1818 [3]
  • Annie H. Atmore, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1893
Atmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Emma Atmore, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Annie Milton Atmore, aged 50, who arrived at Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1913
  • Alfred L. Atmore, aged 35, who arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1915
  • J. A. Atmore, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1920

New Zealand Atmore migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Atmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Edward Atmore, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856

Contemporary Notables of the name Atmore (post 1700) +

  • George W. Atmore, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1936 [4]
  • Charles Atmore (1759-1826), English Wesleyan minister, born at Heacham, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, 17 Aug. 1769, his father being the captain of a ship belonging to Lynn [5]
  • Matthew Atmore Sherring (1826-1880), English missionary to India, born at Halstead, Essex

  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
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from
  5. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 6 June 2019 on Facebook