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Poorman is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Poorman 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.

Poorman Early Origins



The surname Poorman 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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Poorman Spelling Variations


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Poorman Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Poor, Poher, Poer, Poore and others.

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Poorman Early History


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Poorman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poorman 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 Poorman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poorman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poorman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Poorman In Ireland


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Poorman In Ireland



Some of the Poorman 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 emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Poorman or a variant listed above:

Poorman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Poorman, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Samuel Poorman, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Winfield S. Poorman, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • J.T. Poorman, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Joseph J. Poorman, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poorman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poorman (post 1700)



  • Christian L. Poorman (b. 1825), American politician in the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Secretary of State (1892 to 1893)
  • Thomas Iverson Poorman (1857-1905), American Major League Baseball outfielder and pitcher
  • Elizabeth L. Poorman, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 20th District, 1922
  • Edward F. Poorman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1920; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 19th District, 1920, 1924
  • Christian L. Poorman (d. 1907), American politician, Secretary of State of Ohio, 1891-93
  • Charles E. Poorman, American politician, Mayor of Canton, Ohio, 1918-19
  • Andrew J. Poorman, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1916
  • A. J. Poorman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920

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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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. 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.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Poorman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poorman 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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