The name Blaymire is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came 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 Blaymire family
The surname Blaymire was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blaymire family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaymire research.Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1500, 1753, 1747 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Blaymire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blaymire Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Blaymire are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Blaymire include: Blamire, Blaymire, Blamyre, Blamires, Bleamire, Blammire, Blamore and many more.
Early Notables of the Blaymire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaymire family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Blaymire or a variant listed above: Stephen Blammire, who arrived in America in 1764.