The ancestors of the bearers of the Bleamire family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found 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 Bleamire family
The surname Bleamire was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bleamire family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bleamire research.Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1500, 1753, 1747 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Bleamire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bleamire Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bleamire include Blamire, Blaymire, Blamyre, Blamires, Bleamire, Blammire, Blamore and many more.
Early Notables of the Bleamire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bleamire family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bleamire or a variant listed above: Stephen Blammire, who arrived in America in 1764.