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Elmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


The Elmore 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.

"This surname is derived from the name of an ancestor, 'the son of Aylmar' or 'Ailmar.' " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"This family trace their name and descent from Ailmer or Athelmare, Earl of Cornwall, in the time of King Ethelred. Allmor, in Welsh, signifies a valley or dale." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print



Early Origins of the Elmore family


The surname Elmore was first found in Hampshire, where the first on record appears to have been Godwinus filius Elmari listed in 1115. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

"A common surname in the Hundred Rolls. It was already going out of fashion in the 13th century as a font-name, and is rarely found as such in the 14th century, but it secured hereditary honours as a surname somewhat early, and as a consequence is well represented in our directories." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Aymar Hitche, Huntingdonshire; Adam Aylmer, Cambridgeshire; William Aylmar, Oxfordshire; and Avice Ailmar, Cambridgeshire.

John Aylmere, was rector of Ingworth, Norfolk in 1353. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
Kirby's Quest listed Thomas Atlmer, Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year of Edward III's reign.) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.

Much further to the north in Scotland, Emme de Ailmer and Roger de Almere, both of Selkirkshire, rendered homage to King Edward I. in 1296. "The seal of the latter bears a hunting horn, stringed, and S' Rogerf d' Ainmer. As Roger de Aylemer, he accounts in 1304 for the ward of Trequair. Adam Aylmer was a tenant under the earl of Douglas in the vill of Tybris, 1376. " [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early History of the Elmore family


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Elmore 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 Elmore include Aylmer, Aylmore, Elmar, Elmer, Elmers, Elmore and others.

Early Notables of the Elmore family (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 for 1552-1553, 1557-1558 and 1570-1571. John Aylmer (AElmer or Elmer; 1521-1594), was an English bishop, constitutionalist and a Greek scholar. He was Bishop...
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Migration of the Elmore family to Ireland


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Migration of the Elmore 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 Elmore or a variant listed above:

Elmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Elmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Elmore, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Elmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Elmore, who landed in Virginia in 1713 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Elmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S O Elmore, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Elmore, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michael Elmore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Elmore Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Elmore, who settled in Northern Bay, Newfoundland in 1846 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Edward Elmore was a fisherman in Grates Cove, Newfoundland in 1871 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Elmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. E. Elmore, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Elmore (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General John Archer Elmore (1902-1971), American Assistant Commanding General 47th Division (1954) [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) John Elmore. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Elmore/John_Archer/USA.html
  • Greg Elmore (b. 1946), American rock drummer formerly with The Brogues and Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • Franklin Harper Elmore (1799-1850), American politician, member of the US Congress, and later a Senator from South Carolina
  • Alfred Elmore (1815-1881), English (Irish born) painter
  • Mable Elmore, Canadian politician, MLA for Vancouver-Kensington (2009-)
  • Larry Elmore (b. 1948), American fantasy artist and an illustrator of Dungeons and Dragons
  • James Elmore Poole (b. 1927), American politician, Mayor of Americus, Georgia, 1922-27; Died in office 1927
  • Charles Elmore Cropley (1894-1952), American Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1927 until his death in 1952
  • George Elmore Danielson (1915-1998), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (1971-1975) and (1975-1982)
  • Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1860-1942), American librarian and author

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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.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  6. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  7. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  8. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  9. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  10. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) John Elmore. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Elmore/John_Archer/USA.html


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