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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, 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.

Blamires Early Origins



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

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Blamires Spelling Variations


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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.

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Blamires Early History


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Blamires Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blamires research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1500, 1753, 1747 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Blamires History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blamires Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blamires Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blamires (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Blamires Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blamires 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 14 June 2014 at 12:59.

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