Mitchelmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Mitchelmore family originally lived in the town of Mitcham in the county of Surrey, England before moving north to Scotland, and taking this name with them. In Scotland, as hereditary surnames were adopted during the late Middle Ages, names derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names sometimes denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Alternatively the name was derived from the personal name Michael, meaning "who is like God" and influenced by the Norman French to Michel and later to Mitchell. The Gaelic form of the name was MacgilleMichael. [1]

Crossmichael is a parish, in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright. "This place, which is of remote antiquity, derives its name, in old documents Corse-Michael, from the dedication of its church, which was granted to the abbey of Sweetheart, in the year 1275, by Dervorgille, wife of Allan, Lord of Galloway, and mother of John Baliol, King of Scotland. " [2]

Early Origins of the Mitchelmore family

The surname Mitchelmore was first found in Surrey. Although the records are vague, it is most likely that this name moved north from Durham or Yorkshire around 1130 and were one of the many families invited north by King David of Scotland when he ascended the throne. Significantly, John Michelsone had a safe conduct passage to England to conduct trading south of the border in 1395.

Meanwhile, William Michelsone held his estates in Innerkethin Scotland. The Latinization of this name at this time was Michaelis and many of the individuals are recorded in charters under this name. John Michaelis of Brechin was the rector of that place in 1464. "Robert Michael de Hyrmanston was a charter witness in 1438, John Michell had a remission granted him in 1489 for his part in holding Dumbarton Castle against the king, and John Mitsell held a land in Glasgow in 1496." [1]

Early History of the Mitchelmore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mitchelmore research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1433, 1463, 1474, 1646, 1465, 1600, 1591, 1663, 1662, 1663, 1642, 1710, 1699, 1702 and are included under the topic Early Mitchelmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mitchelmore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mitchell, Michel, Michell, Mitchill, Mychell, Mitcham and many more.

Early Notables of the Mitchelmore family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mitchelmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mitchelmore Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Mitchelmore is the 767th most popular surname with an estimated 55 people with that name. [3]

Ireland Migration of the Mitchelmore family to Ireland

Some of the Mitchelmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Mitchelmore migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mitchelmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Robert Mitchelmore, (b. 1879), aged 26, Cornish miner, from Bodrean, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Etruria" arriving at Ellis Island, New York in 1905 en route to New York City, New York, USA [4]
  • Robert Mitchelmore, who arrived in New York from Dartmouth, England aboard the ship "Adriatic" in 1908
  • Rose Mitchelmore, who arrived in New York aboard the ship "Olympic" in 1914
  • Catherine M. Mitchelmore, who arrived in New York in 1920
  • Marian Elizabeth Mitchelmore, who arrived in New York in 1922

Canada Mitchelmore migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mitchelmore Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Mitchelmore, who arrived in St. John's Newfoundland in 1828 [5]
  • Henry Mitchelmore was listed as a fisherman of Green Island in 1871
  • Thomas Mitchelmore, who arrived in Green Island Cove, Newfoundland in the late 1800s [5]

Australia Mitchelmore migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mitchelmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • J. Mitchelmore, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mitchelmore (post 1700) +

  • Jeffrey "Jeff" Mitchelmore, Canadian musician, member of Racoons, an indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia
  • Lorraine Mitchelmore, Canadian President and Country Chair of Shell Canada
  • Christopher "Chris" Mitchelmore MHA (b. 1985), Canadian politician, Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly for The Straits-White Bay North (2011-)

The Mitchelmore 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: Favente Deo supero
Motto Translation: By God’s favour I conquer.

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from
  5. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from on Facebook
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