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This page describes the incidence of the Bla(y)mire(s) surname in England.

The indexes of births and marriages from 1837 to 1902 include 39 variations of the surname.   Of the 2317 registrations in England, there are 42% Blamire,  40% Blamires,  8% Blaymire,  7% Blaymires and 3% others.

Of the "others" there are 20 Blamiers,  9 Bleaymire,  8 Blemire and 4 Blaymiers registrations.   There are no more that two of any other variation in this sample.

The following table gives the number of registrations indexed for the surname variations in broad regions: (there were only two registrations in Wales)
From 1837
to 1902
North Yorkshire Lancashire Midlands and south Total
Blamire 465 199 134 163 961
Blamires 19 865 17 26 927
Blaymire 9 133 12 41 195
Blaymires 0 90 2 65 157
Others 12 37 2 26 77
TOTAL 505 1324 167 321 2317

The incidence within each region in percentage terms is:
From 1837
to 1902
North Yorkshire Lancashire Midlands and south All
Regions
Blamire 92% 15% 80% 51% 41%
Blamires 4% 65% 10% 8% 40%
Blaymire 2% 10% 7% 13% 8%
Blaymires 0% 7% 1% 20% 7%
Others 2% 3% 1% 8% 3%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

The distribution in England in percentage terms is:
From 1837
to 1902
North Yorkshire Lancashire Midlands and south Total
Blamire 48% 21% 14% 17% 100%
Blamires 2% 93% 2% 3% 100%
Blaymire 5% 68% 6% 21% 100%
Blaymires 0% 57% 1% 41% 100%
Others 16% 48% 3% 34% 100%
All names 22% 57% 7% 14% 100%

For example, 93% of the registrations indexed with the name Blamires were in Yorkshire.   Over half of those (456) were registered in Bradford.

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