Origins Available: English
The name larimer is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who worked as a lorimer
which is an Old French word used to refer to those individuals who made stirrup irons, spurs and other metal articles that people used with horses.
Early Origins of the larimer family
The surname larimer was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the larimer family
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larimer Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like larimer are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name larimer include: Lorimer, Lorrimer, Lorrimore, Lorriman, Lorrimoor, Lorrimar, Larimore and many more.
Early Notables of the larimer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the larimer family to Ireland
Some of the larimer family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the larimer family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name larimer or a variant listed above:
larimer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Samuel W. Larimer, aged 61, who landed in America, in 1894
- Chas. Larimer, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1896
larimer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- William Larimer, aged 60, who emigrated to America from Ballyclare, in 1906
- Mary Larimer, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1910
- Ethel R. Larimer, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1911
- Jeannie Larimer, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Paisley, Scotland, in 1911
- Z. Larimer, who landed in America, in 1914
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Contemporary Notables of the name larimer (post 1700)
- Marc Larimer (1890-1919), American fencer who competed in the individual foil and épée events at the 1912 Summer Olympics
- Smith Larimer (1829-1881), American corporal in the 2nd Ohio Cavalry, Union Army, Medal of Honor recipient for his actions at the Battle of Sayler's Creek in the American Civil War
- David G. Larimer (b. 1944), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York (1987-2009)
- William Larimer Jr. (1809-1875), American settler and land developer, founder of the city of Denver, Colorado and Larimer County, Colorado
- William Larimer Mellon Sr. (1868-1949), American entrepreneur, founder of Gulf Oil