Gore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms – HouseofNames
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The distinguished surname Gore arose among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Great Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent trade relations between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish immigrants settled in Great Britain. in early times, people were known by only one name. however, as the population grew and people traveled farther, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate bearers of the same personal name. It is interesting how hereditary surnames arose. local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or had land. Flemish surnames of this type are usually preceded by de la or de le, which mean del or del. the gore family originally lived in kent. alternatively, the name could have been given to someone who lived on a triangular piece of land, and in this case the surname was originally derived from the Middle English word gara. 
early origins of the gore family
the surname gore was first found in kent, where ralph de la gore was listed in the pipe scrolls of 1181. a few years later, john de gore was listed in 1257. alan atte gore was listed in the centenorum scrolls of 1273. 
william de gora from wiltshire and william ad le gorewege from cambridgeshire were also on the same lists.  Kirby’s Quest of Somerset lists Simon Atte Gore and Adam Gorwege. 
early history of the gore family
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bloody spelling variations
Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. one of the reasons for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. the spelling of surnames was also influenced by the official languages of the court, which were French and Latin. the names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. scribes and church officials recorded names just as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names recorded in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the main reasons for the change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish colonists in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. the pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English speakers. in many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of the surnames were dropped. the name has been spelled gore, gorr, core and others.
first notables of the gore family (before 1700)
Notable in the family at this time was Thomas Gore (1632-1684), English writer on heraldry, born in Alderton, Wiltshire, on 20 March 1631-1632 and was the third son of Charles Gore, of Alderton. “by the death of his two older brothers, charles and edward, gore became heir to…another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the subject notable early gores in all of our pdf extended history products and printed products whenever possible.
In the United States, the name Gore is the 1,111 most popular surname with an estimated 27,357 people bearing that name. 
migration of the gore family to ireland
some members of the gore family moved to ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. A further 135 words (10 lines of text) about his life in Ireland are included in all of our pdf extended story products and print products where possible.