Highmoor (family)

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Highmoor is a family name with historic links to the similar name of Highmore

Highmore is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Traditionally, Highmoors/Highmores have been known to inhabit the English side of the England-Scotland border regions.

Scotland Country in Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, by the North Sea to the northeast and by the Irish Sea to the south. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

The family crests feature either 3 or 4 moorcocks sable, beaked and membered gules with later variations to the same.

The Highmoor/Highmore family can be divided into seven groups of which five left or had subgroups leave England.

  1. Group One is the original group which lived in Cumberland, now Cumbria, England. This original group includes the Highmores who resided at Armathwaite Hall. Many have moved to other parts of the UK including Devonshire and Dorset.
  2. Group Two is the Dorset group, from whom emerged the Newfoundland Highmore family. Others remained in Dorset with some moving to London, England.
  3. Group Three is the Newfoundland group, who migrated to Canada.
  4. Group Four is the Australian group, who migrated to Australia directly from Cumberland, England.
  5. Group Five is the Rochester Group, who migrated to the Rochester, New York area directly from Cumberland, England.
  6. Group Six is the Great Musgrave Group. This group moved south into Westmorland, Yorkshire and Norfolk with some eventually migrating to Canada.
  7. Group Seven is the Empress Group which emigrated from Cumberland to Western Canada. The groups also roughly correspond to time periods, although most if not all of these groups still have living descendants.

The earliest known Highmoor/Highmore is Robertus de Hehmor (d. 1275) who is memorialised at St. Bega's Church on Bassenthwaite Lake, not far from the site of Armathwaite Hall. [1]

Bassenthwaite Lake lake in the United Kingdom

Bassenthwaite Lake is one of the largest water bodies in the English Lake District. It is long and narrow, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) long and 34-mile (1.2 km) wide, but is also extremely shallow, with a maximum depth of about 70 ft (21 m).

Armathwaite Hall grade II listed building in the United kingdom

Armathwaite Hall is a luxury hotel and spa adjacent to Bassenthwaite Lake, in Cumbria.

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