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"ARMOUR. Metonymic for armourer, 'a maker of armour.' In 1297 Adam le Armorere and Gunnore his wife made petition for redress against a distraint by the parson of Forde at Berwick (Bain, u, 967), Simon le Armurer or Symon Larmeurer, a Scots prisoner of war from Stirling Castle, is mentioned in 1305 (ibid., 1674), Symon Armour was bailie of Peebles, 1329, and in 1337 John Armurer was one of the garrison of Edinburgh Castle (ibid., in, p. 363). Symon Armourer, bailie of Forfar, 1361 (ER., n, p. 62), may be Simon Armurer who was party to an indenture or agreement with the inhabitants of Montrose, 1372 ( (CuparAngus, i, p. 55), and Robert Armorer who was bailie of Lanark in 1490 may be Robert Armerar who held a tenement in Glasgow, 1497 (REG., 496). John Ermar or Ermair, burgess of Perth, was cautioner for the earl of Argyll in 1506 and again in 1510 (Rent. Dunk., p. 197, 216), and John Armar was voter in Monkland, 1519 (Simon, 45). Marion Earmour is recorded in the parish of Douglas, 1661 (Lanark CR.). Jean Armour (1767-1834) was the wife of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. Airmour 1630, Armor 1668, Armore 1508, Armorare 1510, Armowrar 1501, Arrnwr 1511, Armwre 1562; Armer and Armoure also occur. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Armour

Wikipedia Thomas Dickson Armour (September 24, 1894 ? September 11, 1968) was a Scottish-American professional golfer.
Wikipedia Philip Danforth Armour (16 May 1832 ? 6 January 1901) was an American businessman who founded Armour and Company, the giant American meatpacking firm.
Wikipedia Jonathan Ogden Armour (November 11 1863 ? August 16 1927) was an American meatpacking magnate in Chicago, and owner and president of Armour and Company.
Wikipedia William Reginald Armour (September 3 1869 Homestead, PA - December 2 1922) was an American manager in Major League Baseball who led the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians in the early 1900s.
Wikipedia John Douglas Armour (May 4, 1830 ? July 11, 1903) was a Canadian Puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Wikipedia Julian Armour, MSM (born 29 September 1960 in Missoula, Montana, United States) is a Canadian cellist and artistic director.
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Wikipedia Norman Armour (October 14 1887?1982) was a career United States diplomat who "The New York Times" once called "the perfect diplomat".
Wikipedia Jean Armour or Jean Armour Burns (25 February 1765 ? 26 March 1834), also known as the "Belle of Mauchline", was the wife of the poet Robert Burns.
Wikipedia Vernice Armour (born 1973) is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and America's first African American female combat pilot in the United States military.
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Wikipedia JoJuan Armour (born July 10, 1976, in Toledo, Ohio) is a former safety in the National Football League and currently plays in the Canadian Football League for the BC Lions.
Wikipedia Carlos Armour (born January 31, 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.

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