Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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Robert Larimer and Sarah [Unk]




Husband Robert Larimer 1 2 3

           Born: Abt 1690 - ? Scotland
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           Died: 1772 - Berwick Twp, York Co, PA 4
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Wife Sarah [Unk] 5

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Children
1 M Thomas Larimer 2 3 6

           Born: Abt 1745
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           Died: Sep 1816 - Mount Joy Twp, Adams Co, PA 3 6
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         Spouse: Catherine [Unk] (      -      ) 6


2 M John Larimer 6

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3 M William Larimer 6

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4 F Mary Larimer 6

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5 F Margaret Larimer 6

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6 F Jean Larimer 6

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7 M Robert Larimer 6

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General Notes: Husband - Robert Larimer


The original family name was French, Lorimier, derived from the Latin Lorum, a thong. The English form, Lorimer, may be found in many of the English dictionaries. It indicates the name of an ancient trade; not the trade of working in leather, as the word "thong" might suggest, but the "Lorimer" was a maker of bits, spurs, stirrup irons, and all kinds of metal mountings of brass and iron, including armour. The name suggests this last, as it is sometimes recorded as being derived from the French, "l'armov." One of the first records of the name to be found is in 1080, when a certain Durand Lorimer went from Caen, France, to Scotland, doubtless with the forces of William the Conqueror. In Scotland, Lorimer became quite a common.

The first record found of the Larimers in America relates to Robert Larimer. This Robert Larimer came to America from Scotland, where his ancestors had located when driven from Alsace-Lorraine by the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. He settled in Berwick township, York County, Pennsylvania, early in 1700. During his residence in America he accumulated considerable property, as there are records of taxes paid on a farm of two hundred acres in Berwick township, and of a farm in Mount Joy township.

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Sources


1 John W. Jordan, History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical Memoirs, Vol. I (Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906), Pg 652.

2 John W. Jordan, LL.D, Genealogical and Personal History of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913), Pg 812.

3 John W. Jordan, LL.D, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania (New York, Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911), Pg 1509.

4 George Dallas Albert, History of the County of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: L. H. Everts & Co., 1882), Pg 652.

5 George Dallas Albert, History of the County of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: L. H. Everts & Co., 1882), Pg 653.

6 John W. Jordan, History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical Memoirs, Vol. I (Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906), Pg 653.


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