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Pomroy is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Pomroy family lived in Devon. Their name, however, is a reference to Pommeroie, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The name of this place translates as from the French as apple orchard.

Pomroy Early Origins



The surname Pomroy was first found in Devon where "the ancient family of Pomeray founded by the Norman continued to possess the Barony of Berry, until the attainder of Sir Thomas Pomeroy in the reign of Edward VI. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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Pomroy Spelling Variations


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Pomroy Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Pomroy were recorded, including Pomeroy, Pomrey, Pomroy, Pomry and others.

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Pomroy Early History


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Pomroy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pomroy research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1531 and 1589 are included under the topic Early Pomroy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pomroy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pomroy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pomroy In Ireland


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Pomroy In Ireland



Some of the Pomroy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Pomroy arrived in North America very early:

Pomroy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eltweed Pomroy, who landed in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Mary Pomroy, who landed in Virginia in 1653

Pomroy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Pomroy, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • John Pomroy, who settled in Annapolis in 1723
  • Samuel Pomroy, who settled in Virginia in 1739

Pomroy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ephraim Pomroy, who settled in Portland Maine in 1822
  • William Charles Pomroy, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pomroy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pomroy (post 1700)



  • Rebecca Rossignol Pomroy (1817-1884), American nurse and philanthropist who twice looked after the family of President Abraham Lincoln
  • David Pomroy (b. 1983), English professional poker player from London, of January 2008, his winnings exceed $100,000
  • Colin Pomroy, British co-founder of Tempo Records (UK) in 1949
  • Colonel Benjamin Pomroy (1859-1874), Canadian founder of Eastern Townships Bank in 1859

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Motto


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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: Virtutis fortuna comes
Motto Translation: Fortune is the companion of valour


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Pomroy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pomroy 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 16 April 2016 at 19:54.

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