The name Blamire is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Blamire, in the West Riding of the county of Yorkshire
. The name literally means the black mire,
and is derived from the old Norse elements Blar
, which means dark,
which means swamp or marsh.
Thus, the surname reveals that the original bearer lived in a settlement named for being located near a dark swamp.
Early Origins of the Blamire family
The surname Blamire was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blamire family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blamire research.Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1500, 1753, 1747 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Blamire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blamire Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Blamire has been spelled many different ways, including Blamire, Blaymire, Blamyre, Blamires, Bleamire, Blammire, Blamore and many more.
Early Notables of the Blamire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blamire family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Blamire Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Harriet Blamire, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Panama" in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PANAMA 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Panama.gif
Contemporary Notables of the name Blamire (post 1700)
- Larry Blamire, American filmmaker, writer and artist
- William Blamire (1790-1862), British farmer, civil servant and Whig Party politician
- Annie Blamire, Australian Photographer
- Susanna Blamire (1747-1794), Scottish poet