Non-Gaelic elements made their first appearance in Irish nomenclature after the Strongbow
settlers began to arrive on Irish shores. Although the Irish already had an established a system of hereditary surnames
, the Anglo- Normans
also brought their own traditions with them when they arrived. The two systems were not extremely conflicting, and eventually drew upon one another. Although local
surnames, such as Barmore, were not entirely unknown to the Irish, this form of surname was much more popular with the Strongbownians. Local
names were taken from the names of a place or a geographical feature where the person lived, held land, or was born. Originally, these place names were prefixed by de, which means from in French. This type of prefix was eventually either made a part of the surname, if the place name began with a vowel, or was eliminated entirely. The local names of these Anglo-Norman invaders first referred to places in Normandy
, or more typically England
, but eventually for those Strongbownians or their descendents that remained in Ireland
, the local names really did begin to refer to local places or geographical features of the island. The Barmore family appears to have originally lived at Barrymore in the English county of Lincolnshire
. The surname Barmore belongs to the large category of Anglo-Norman habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Barmore family
The surname Barmore was first found in County Cork
(Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland
in the province of Munster
, where they were descended from the Barrys, Earls of Barrymore and Santry. They were of Anglo Norman origin and had settled briefly in Lincolnshire
before joining Strongbow
on his Irish invasion, in 1172 A.D.
Early History of the Barmore family
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Barmore Spelling Variations
Church officials and medieval scribes often simply spelled names as they sounded. As a result, a single person's name may have been recorded a dozen different ways during his lifetime. Spelling variations
for the name Barmore include: Barrymore, Berrymore, Barymore, Barrymoor and others.
Early Notables of the Barmore family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barmore family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Barmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Sarah Barmore, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml
The Barmore 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: Regi legi fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to king and law.