Early Origins of the larmouth family
The surname larmouth was first found in Berwickshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the larmouth family
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larmouth Spelling Variations
The name larmouth, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Learmont, Learmonth, Learmond, Leirmonth, Larmonth, Lermont and many more.
Early Notables of the larmouth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the larmouth family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the larmouth family, or who bore a variation of the surname larmouth were James Learmont settled in Philadelphia in 1834; Effraim Learmont settled in Philadelphia with his wife in 1775.
The larmouth 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 Translation: I hope.