Origins Available: English
Limer is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Limer family lived in Norfolk
. Their name, however, is a reference to their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, St. Lomer, Normandy
, now called Lomer-Sur-Guerne. Alternatively, Leomer was listed as a baptismal name in the Domesday Book
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Limer family
The surname Limer was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from early times, after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. They were originally from St. Lomer, a parish in Normandy
, which is now called Lomer-Sur-Guerne. The name was anciently written Villa Sancti Lauomari. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Limer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Limer research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1693, 1722, 1718, 1722 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Limer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Limer Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Lomer, Lombe, Lomber, Lomener, Lomnyer, Lomar and others.
Early Notables of the Limer family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Lomber; and John Lombe (1693-1722), an English silk spinner from Derby who obtained a Silk Spinning Patent in 1718 for fourteen years who with his half-brother built Lombe's Mill in 1722, only for his to... Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Limer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Limer family to Ireland
Some of the Limer family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 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 Limer family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World 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 stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Limer or a variant listed above: John Lomber settled in Philadelphia in 1808.