The name Rymor is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to 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 Rymor family
The surname Rymor was first found in Suffolk
and Berwick, Scotland.
Early History of the Rymor family
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Rymor Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Rymor include Rymour, Rymer, Rymor, Rhymer and others.
Early Notables of the Rymor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rymor family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Rymor were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: George Rymer settled in New England
in 1772; Martha Rymer settled with her husband in Rapahanock in Virginia in 1729.