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.
Early Origins of the Blamire family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Blamire family
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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.
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Blamire (post 1700)
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