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The name Poore arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Poore family lived in Devon. Their name, however, is a reference to one of two places, Picardy, France, or Puers, Belgium, either of which could have been the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. At this time those who gailed from Picardy were referred to as Pohiers, and it was in this form that the name was probably first brought to England.

Poore Early Origins



The surname Poore was first found in Devon. However, some of the family held a family seat at Durrington in Wiltshire since early times. "The church [of Durrington] is an ancient edifice with a pulpit of richly carved oak, and several of the pews are also embellished with carving, particularly the family pew of the Poores, which has a ceiling of oak, with an escutcheon of armorial bearings." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Poore Spelling Variations


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Poore Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Poor, Poher, Poer, Poore and others.

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Poore Early History


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Poore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poore research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1100, 1217, 1745, 1820, 1795 and 1838 are included under the topic Early Poore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poore Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poore In Ireland


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Poore In Ireland



Some of the Poore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Poore or a variant listed above:

Poore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Innocent Poore, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • John Poore, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Abram Poore, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Alice Poore, aged 20, landed in New England in 1638
  • Daniel Poore, aged 14, arrived in New England in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Poore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Poore, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Mary Poore, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Tho Poore, who arrived in Virginia in 1706

Poore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Poore, who arrived in Virginia in 1884

Poore Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Poore, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1818

Poore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Poore, aged 39, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • George Poore, aged 14, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"

Poore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Edward Poore, aged 20, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Lucy Madge Poore, aged 16, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • George Poore, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poore (post 1700)



  • W. E. Poore, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky Railroad Commissioner 1st District, 1975
  • Richard B. Poore, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Belton, South Carolina, 1924-33 (acting, 1924-25)
  • Meshea La'Shawn Poore, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2008; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates; Elected 2010, 2012
  • Leland H. Poore, American Democrat politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Cumberland County, 1921-22
  • J. R. Poore, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1924
  • Floyd G. Poore, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1992
  • Alfred W. Poore, American Republican politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Goffstown, 1956; Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Goffstown; Elected 1956
  • Benjamin Perley Poore (1820-1887), prominent American newspaper correspondent, editor, and author
  • Sir Edward Poore (1894-1938), 5th Baronet
  • Sir Richard Poore (1853-1930), 4th Baronet
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Poore


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Suggested Readings for the name Poore



  • Descendants of Samuel Poore, 1620-1683, and his Wife, Rebecca, Of Newbury, Massachusetts, through Five Generation by C. Danford.

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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: Pauper non in spe
Motto Translation: Not poor in hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Poore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poore 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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