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The surname Zamore comes from name of the city and province of Zamora, which is located on the Duero in northwest Spain. Because of its strategic position, the city was disputed during the Middle Ages, first between the Christians and Moors, then between the kingdoms of Leon and Castille.

Zamore Early Origins



The surname Zamore was first found in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, in north western Spain.

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Zamore Spelling Variations


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Zamore Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Zamora, Zanora, Zamor, Samora, Zamaura, Zamore and others.

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Zamore Early History


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Zamore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zamore research. Another 507 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1623, 1770 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Zamore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zamore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zamore Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Rodrigo Zamorano (1542-1623), a cosmographer of the royal house of Philip II of Spain; Francesco de Zamora of Villafranca de Montes de Oca (Burgos), who was ennobled in 1770; and Juan Manuel de Zamora y Sainz...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zamore Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco and Christobal de Zamora, who sailed to Spanish America in 1511; Felipo de Zamora, who did the same in 1512; Diego de Zamora, who immigrated to Peru with his family in 1534.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    7. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Zamore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zamore 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 September 2013 at 09:19.

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