The ancestors of the Blamoore surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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 Blamoore family
The surname Blamoore was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blamoore family
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Blamoore Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Blamoore include Blamire, Blaymire, Blamyre, Blamires, Bleamire, Blammire, Blamore and many more.
Early Notables of the Blamoore family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blamoore family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Stephen Blammire, who arrived in America in 1764.