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The Pasmore surname in Britain is thought to have come from two fairly distinct sources: It evolved from the Middle English words "passe" meaning "to pass or go across," and "more," meaning a "marsh." As such, it was likely originally a nickname for someone who lived on the far side of a tract of moorland, or perhaps for someone with knowledge of a safe route across a moor. Other instances of this surname are thought to have derived from that same first element "passe," along with "mer," meaning "sea," or "ocean;" in which case, the name was likely originally for a seafarer.

Pasmore Early Origins



The surname Pasmore was first found in Berkshire, at Peasemore, a village and civil parish which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Praxemere and literally meant "pond by which peas grow" from the Old English words pise + mere. By 1166, the village's name had evolved to Pesemere. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Today the village is still very small having a population of only 300 or so.

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Pasmore Spelling Variations


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Pasmore Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Passmore, Passmere, Pasmore, Peasmore and others.

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Pasmore Early History


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Pasmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pasmore research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pasmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pasmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pasmore Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pasmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Pasmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Pasmore, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Martha Pasmore, who landed in Maryland in 1637
  • John Pasmore, who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • John Pasmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pasmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Pasmore, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • John Pasmore, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Sarah Pasmore, aged 31, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Mary Pasmore, aged 12, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Jane Pasmore, aged 9, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pasmore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pasmore (post 1700)



  • Victor Pasmore (1908-1998), English artist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Pasmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pasmore 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.

This page was last modified on 21 March 2014 at 09:52.

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