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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Lorimer. It was a name given to someone who was 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.

Lorimer Early Origins



The surname Lorimer 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.

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Lorimer Spelling Variations


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Lorimer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lorimer have been found, including Lorimer, Lorrimer, Lorrimore, Lorriman, Lorrimoor, Lorrimar, Larimore and many more.

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Lorimer Early History


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Lorimer Early History



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

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Lorimer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lorimer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Lorimer In Ireland


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Lorimer In Ireland



Some of the Lorimer 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Lorimer, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Lorimer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Victor Lorimer, aged 25, arrived in Texas in 1830
  • George Claude Lorimer, who landed in America in 1855
  • James, John and William Lorimer arrived in Philadelphia between 1820 and 1858

Lorimer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Marmaduke Powell Lorimer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HENY PORCHER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838HenryPorcher.htm
  • Catherine Lorimer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Henry Porcher" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HENY PORCHER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838HenryPorcher.htm
  • Alexander Lorimer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorimer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lorimer (post 1700)



  • William Lorimer (1861-1934), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1895-1901, 1903-09; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896, 1904, 1908; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1909-12
  • Joel Lorimer, American politician, Representative from California 22nd District, 1986
  • David Lorimer, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Alexandretta, 1904-05
  • Alma V. Lorimer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932, 1940
  • George Horace Lorimer (1867-1937), American newspaper editor, editor in chief of the Saturday Evening Post (1899-1936)
  • James Lorimer (1818-1890), Regius Professor of Public Law at Edinburgh University (1862-1890)
  • William Laughton Lorimer (1885-1967), Scottish academic, best known for the translation of the New Testament into Lowland Scots
  • Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer (1864-1929), prolific Scottish architect
  • John Henry Lorimer (1856-1936), Scottish painter
  • Hew Lorimer, Sculptor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HENY PORCHER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838HenryPorcher.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Lorimer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lorimer 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.

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