The ancient name of Rymoor finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who had the gift of poetry as in "the ryhmer, poet versifier, singer" CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
and as such came from a variety of places throughout the United Kingdom. Probably the most famous of the name in early records was Thomas of Erceldoune, sometimes styled Thomas Learmonth ( fl.
c. 1220-1298), a Scottish laird in Berwickshire
and reputed prophet who was known by the sobriquets Thomas the Rhymer or True Thomas. According to tradition, Thomas the Rhymer, was carried off by the "Queen of Elfland" and returned having gained the gift of prophecy, as well as the inability to tell a lie. The story appears in at least five manuscripts and as the protagonist in the popular ballad "Thomas the Rhymer."
Early Origins of the Rymoor family
The surname Rymoor was first found in Suffolk
and Berwick, Scotland.
Early History of the Rymoor family
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Rymoor Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Rymoor family name include Rymour, Rymer, Rymor, Rhymer and others.
Early Notables of the Rymoor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rymoor family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Rymoor surname or a spelling variation of the name include : George Rymer settled in New England
in 1772; Martha Rymer settled with her husband in Rapahanock in Virginia in 1729.