Collymore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Collymore family

The surname Collymore was first found in Shropshire at Colemore, a parish, in the union of Petersfield, hundred of Barton-Stacey. "This parish, noticed in the Domesday Survey and other records under the name of Colmere, is supposed to have derived that appellation from the situation of the greater portion of it, formerly, near the western mere or boundary of the ancient forest of Wolmer, where great quantities of charcoal were made." [1]

It is here that we found the first record of the family. Hugo de Lacy de Colemere was listed in the Cartulary of Haughmond Abbey in Shropshire in 1155. A few years later, Peter de Colemere was canon of the Chichester church (1198-1199) and the Antiquities of Shropshire listed Peter de Colemere, as living in Montgomery Castle in 1227. The Calendar of Patent Rolls in 1235 listed John de Colemere, as Chamberlain of London.

Early History of the Collymore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collymore research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1080, 1163, 1141, 1445, 1559, 1100, 1167, 1563, 1153, 1168, 1397, 1540, 1455, 1487 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Collymore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Collymore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Callamore, Colamore, Colimer, Colimore, Collimore, Collamour, Colamour, Collimer, Collimer, Collemore, Colemore, Collimour, Colmore, Collemore, Colmere, Colmare, Colemare, Collemoor, Colemoor, Colamoor, Colemere, Collymor, Collymore, Collymoor, Colymore, Colymoor, Colmor, Collmor, Colmer, Colmore and many more.

Early Notables of the Collymore family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Collymore family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Isaac Colamore landed in Boston in 1643; Grace, Mary, and Mathew Cullamore all arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750; Thomas Cullamore settled in Maryland in 1637..


Contemporary Notables of the name Collymore (post 1700) +

  • Robert William "Bob" Collymore (1958-2019), Guyanese-born British businessman who served as the Chief Executive Officer at Safaricom


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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