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PASSMORE Family HistoryThis unusual and interesting name has two possible origins, the first of which is from an early medieval English nickname, found mainly in Devonshire and Somerset, for someone who lived on the far side of a tract of moorland, near the main settlement. The name could also have been for someone who knew safe routes across the moor, an important skill for those who lived on or by the sometimes treacherous moorlands of the West Country. The name derives from the Middle English "pass(en)", to pass, go across, with "more", marsh, fen. In some cases the modern surname may derive from an Anglo-Norman French nickname, "Passemer", from "passe(r)", to cross, with "mer", sea, ocean, a name for a seafarer, a sailor...
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