Atmuir History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Atmuir family

The surname Atmuir 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 Atmuir family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atmuir 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 Atmuir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Atmuir Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Atmuir has appeared include Atmore, Atmuir, Atmoor, Hatmoor, Hatmore, Hadmore, Admore, Hadmoor, Hadmuir, Addmore, Attmore, Attmoor and many more.

Early Notables of the Atmuir family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Atmuir family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Atmuir arrived in North America very early: 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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