The origins of the Blamires name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from 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 Blamires family
The surname Blamires was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blamires family
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Blamires Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Blamires were recorded, including Blamire, Blaymire, Blamyre, Blamires, Bleamire, Blammire, Blamore and many more.
Early Notables of the Blamires family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blamires family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Blamires family emigrate to North America: Stephen Blammire, who arrived in America in 1764.
Contemporary Notables of the name Blamires (post 1700)
- Emmanuel Blamires, English first class cricketer
- Harry Blamires (b. 1916), Anglican theologian, literary critic, and novelist, who served as head of the English department at King Alfreds College in Winchester, England CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Steve Blamires (b. 1955), Scottish researcher and historian in the field of Neopaganism, Celtic spirituality, and folklore
- David Blamires, British-born, Canadian vocalist and composer, best known for his work with Anne Murray, Triumph, Manteca and Pat Metheny