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The Anglo-Saxon name Blamore comes from when the family resided 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.

Blamore Early Origins



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

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Blamore Spelling Variations


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Blamore Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Blamore has been recorded under many different variations, including Blamire, Blaymire, Blamyre, Blamires, Bleamire, Blammire, Blamore and many more.

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Blamore Early History


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Blamore Early History



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

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Blamore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blamore Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blamore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Blamore or a variant listed above: Stephen Blammire, who arrived in America in 1764.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Blamore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blamore 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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