Sure History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Sure family
The surname Sure was first found in Derbyshire at Mickleover where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. Mickleover, at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, was held by Burton Abbey.
Early History of the Sure family
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Sure Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Shoore, Shore, Sure and others.
Early Notables of the Sure family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Elizabeth "Jane" Shore (c.1445-c.1527), one of the many mistresses of King Edward IV of England, described as "the merriest, the wiliest, and the holiest harlots." She was a...
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Migration of the Sure family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ellin Shore settled in Virginia in 1635; followed by James in 1636; and John in 1639; Mathew Shore settled in Barbados in 1635; Edward, George, John, Thomas and William Shore, all landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1845 and 1856..
Contemporary Notables of the name Sure (post 1700) +
- Adolphus Frederic St. Sure (b. 1869), American Republican politician, Superior Court Judge in California; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1923-25; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1925-36 
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The Sure 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: Perimus licitis
Motto Translation: We perish by what is lawful.