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The Elmers surname is a habitational derived from the place name Elmore in Gloucestershire. The place name is in turn derived from the Old English "elm," meaning "elm," and "ofer," meaning "river bank," or "ridge." Another authority claims that the name was originally an Anglo-Saxon personal name. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Elmers Early Origins



The surname Elmers was first found in Hampshire, where the first on record appears to have been Godwinus filius Elmari listed in 1115.

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Elmers Spelling Variations


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Elmers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Elmers have been found, including Aylmer, Aylmore, Elmar, Elmer, Elmers, Elmore and others.

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Elmers Early History


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Elmers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elmers research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1221, 1316, 1601, 1602, 1602, 1602, 1733, 1516, 1574, 1543, 1552, 1553, 1557, 1558, 1570, 1571, 1521, 1594 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Elmers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elmers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elmers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Edward Almer or Aylmer ( c. 1516-1574), of Denbigh and Gresford, Denbighshire, a Welsh politician, Justice of the Peace for Denbighshire from 1543 to his death and High Sheriff of Denbighshire...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elmers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elmers In Ireland


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Elmers In Ireland



Some of the Elmers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 233 words (17 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Elmers, or a variant listed above: Richard Elmore, who came to Boston in 1632; Edward Elmore, who came to Boston in 1632; Henry Elmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1653;Charles Elmore, who settled in Maryland in 1671.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Elmers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elmers 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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