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The distinguished surname Gore emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Flemish surnames of this type frequently are prefixed by de la or de le, which mean of the or from the. The Gore family originally lived in Kent. Alternately, the name could have been given to someone who lived by a triangular piece of land and in this case, the surname was originally derived from the Middle English word gara. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Gore Early Origins



The surname Gore was first found in Essex where Alan atte Gore was one of the first of the family to be recorded in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. William de Gora from Wiltshire and William ad le Gorewege from Cambridgeshire were also listed in the same rolls. [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)
Kirby's Quest of Somerset listed Simon atte Gore and Adam Gorwege. [3]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.

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Gore Spelling Variations


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Gore Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Gore, Gorr, Core and others.

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Gore Early History


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Gore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gore research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1567, 1629, 1602, 1661, 1640 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Gore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gore In Ireland


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Gore In Ireland



Some of the Gore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 259 words (18 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



Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gore were

Gore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Gore was one of the earliest recorded settlers in the United States, he settled in Virginia in 1606
  • John Gore settled in New England in 1630
  • Richard Gore settled in New England in 1630
  • Steven Gore settled in Maryland in 1633
  • Stephen Gore, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Gore, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Casper Gore, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755
  • Grace Gore, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766

Gore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Gore, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Luke Gore, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • James Gore, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • Jost Heinr Gore, who arrived in America in 1854

Gore Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Gore, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Gore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Gore, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Thomas Gore, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • James Gore, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  • William Gore, English convict from Cumberland, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  • George Gore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R. Gore arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • John Gore, aged 22, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • James Alfred Gore, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Henry Gore, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
  • Emily Gore, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gore (post 1700)



  • Albert Arnold "Al" Gore Jr. (b. 1948), Vice President of the United States under President Bill Clinton, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work An Inconvenient Truth
  • Franklin "Frank" Gore (b. 1983), American NFL football running back for the San Francisco 49ers
  • Wilbert L. "Bill" Gore (1912-1986), American chemical engineer and the main inventor of Gore-Tex fabrics, founder of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc in 1958
  • Lesley Gore (b. 1946), American singer-songwriter perhaps best known for her 1963 pop hit "It's My Party"
  • Sylvia Gore MBE (1944-2016), English football player and coach
  • Shaun Gore (b. 1968), English former professional footballer and coach
  • Ian George Gore (b. 1968), English former professional football centre-back
  • Thomas John "Tommy" Gore (b. 1953), English former football midfielder
  • Charles Gore (1853-1932), English theologian and Anglican bishop
  • Martin Lee Gore (b. 1961), English songwriter, singer, guitarist and keyboardist, recipient of the Ivor Novello Award in 1999
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Gore


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Suggested Readings for the name Gore



  • Family History With Name Origin and Lineage Lines, Gore: From Genealogical Records.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sola salus servire Deo
Motto Translation: The only safe course is to serve God.


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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.
  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. ^ 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.
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Gore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gore 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.

This page was last modified on 15 September 2016 at 12:23.

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