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Origins Available: English, Scottish

Where did the English larimore family come from? What is the English larimore family crest and coat of arms? When did the larimore family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the larimore family history?

larimore is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to 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.


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name larimore has appeared include Lorimer, Lorrimer, Lorrimore, Lorriman, Lorrimoor, Lorrimar, Larimore and many more.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our larimore research. Another 189 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early larimore History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early larimore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the larimore 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.


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name larimore arrived in North America very early:

larimore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Larimore, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1770

larimore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Larimore, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1895

larimore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Richlos Larimore, aged 32, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Marssilla R. Larimore, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Bell Larimore, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Dudley Larimore, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1918


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The larimore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The larimore 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 1 October 2012 at 08:45.

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