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The name Delmore was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Delmore family lived in Gloucestershire. Their name, however, is of Norman derivation, and refers to the proximity of their former place of residence to the sea. Delmore is a latter variation of the earlier local surname de la Mare, which literally translates as of the sea, or from the sea.

Delmore Early Origins



The surname Delmore was first found in Gloucestershire where Guillaume (William) de La Mare was a tenant in Chief of lands in both this county and in Herefordshire. He also held lands in 1086 A.D. in Wiltshire and Hertfordshire as a sub tenant under the name William de La Mare. He held many lordships. He came from Lamare at St. Opportune in the arrondisement of Pont Audemer in Normandy where his castle was built on piles on the border of the lake. He was sometimes called William FitzNorman and was the scion of that family name. Marsh Baldon in Oxfordshire was an ancient family seat. "This parish, originally called Meres or Mars and ultimately Marsh Baldon, derives its distinguishing name from one De la Mare, a descendant of whom was patron of the living in 1381. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Delmore Spelling Variations


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Delmore Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Delmore are characterized by many spelling variations. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Delmore include Delamere, Delamare, DeleMere, DelaMare, Delemare, Delamare, Delamere, Delemare, DeLaMar, DeLaMarre, DeLaMaior, FitzNorman, Fitznorman, Delamore, Dalamaire, Delamar, Delamare, Delmore, Lamere, MacHerbert and many more.

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Delmore Early History


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Delmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delmore research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1294, 1685, 1285, 1387, 1372, 1376, 1320, 1383, 1373, 1408 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Delmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Delmore Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William De La Mare (died c.1285), English Franciscan theologian; Sir Peter de la Mare (died c. 1387), High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1372, best remembered as the Presiding Officer of the House of Commons during the Good Parliament of 1376; and Sir John...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delmore In Ireland


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Delmore In Ireland



Some of the Delmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Delmore, or a variant listed above:

Delmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • G.E. Delmore, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Leonard Delmore, aged 42, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Edmond Delmore, aged 15, who emigrated to America from Cork, in 1905
  • Sarah Delmore, aged 23, who settled in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1911
  • Margaret Delmore, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Fleetwood, Ireland, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Delmore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Delmore (post 1700)



  • Victor "Deacon" Delmore (1917-1960), American baseball umpire who worked in the National League from 1956 to 1959
  • Alycia Delmore, American actress, best known for her role in Lynn Shelton's 2009 comedy film Humpday
  • Derrick Delmore (b. 1978), African-American figure champion skater
  • Lois Delmore, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 2000, 2004
  • Frank L. Delmore, American politician, First Selectman of New London, Connecticut, 1950
  • Rabon Delmore (1916-1952), American musician, co-founder of The Delmore Brothers, stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s
  • Alton Delmore (1908-1964), American musician, co-founder of The Delmore Brothers, stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s
  • Andrew Delmore (b. 1976), Canadian NHL professional ice hockey defenceman

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Delmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delmore 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.

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