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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, and Myrr, 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.

Blamire Early Origins



The surname Blamire was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Blamire Spelling Variations


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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.

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Blamire Early History


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Blamire Early History



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.

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Blamire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blamire Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blamire 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blamire Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Blamire arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Panama" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blamire (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Blamire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blamire Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 November 2013 at 13:10.

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