The name Lorymer is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name 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.
Early Origins of the Lorymer family
The surname Lorymer 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 Lorymer family
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Lorymer Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Lorymer include Lorimer, Lorrimer, Lorrimore, Lorriman, Lorrimoor, Lorrimar, Larimore and many more.
Early Notables of the Lorymer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lorymer family to Ireland
Some of the Lorymer family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Lorymer family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Lorymer were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Patrick Lorimore who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1810; James, John and William Lorimer arrived in Philadelphia between 1820 and 1858; Patrick Lorimire settled in Philadelphia in 1850..
Contemporary Notables of the name Lorymer (post 1700)
- Frank Lorymer Riseley (1877-1959), British tennis player, two time winner of the Wimbledon Doubles Championship