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Blacemore is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the area of Blackmore. Early members lived near one of two places named Blakmore, a parish in the diocese of Winchester, and a parish in the diocese of St. Albans. The place-name is derived from the Old English words blaec, meaning black, and mor, meaning marsh, and would have been used to name a settlement near a dark marsh.

Blacemore Early Origins



The surname Blacemore was first found in Essex where they had been Lords of the manor of Blachemer from very ancient times.

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Blacemore Early History


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Blacemore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blacemore research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1654, 1729, 1684 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Blacemore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blacemore Spelling Variations


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Blacemore 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. Blacemore has been recorded under many different variations, including Blakemore, Blackmore, Blackamore, Blackmere and others.

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Blacemore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blacemore Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Richard Blakemore, High Sheriff of Hereford; Sir Richard Blackmore (1654-1729), English poet and physician from Corsham, Wiltshire; Sir John Blackmore, English peer who was in the confidence of...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blacemore Notables 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



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 Blacemore or a variant listed above: Henry Blackmoor, who was a boat owner in Bona Vista, Newfoundland, in 1781; Jean Blackmore settled at Greenspond Pond, Newfoundland, in 1817; Isaac, Francis, Henry, Thomas and William Blakemore arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1830 and 1870.

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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: Pro Deo
Motto Translation: For God.


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