Comments on: Guest Blog: What’s in a name? Micklethwaite The official blog Sun, 05 Oct 2014 09:45:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mike Mitchelmore Mike Mitchelmore Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:52:28 +0000 Thanks for this article. I surmise that the derivation of my surname name, Mitchelmore, is similar: Micel (=large) and more (= moor). There are several records of Mitchelmore places all over England, and there is also a Muckamore parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The surname seems to have originated in the South Hams, in South Devon (a long way from the Danish invasion, so probably Saxon in origin). It is possible that the name refers to Dartmoor, but the origin seems to be in Malborough parish (south of Kingsbridge, some way away) and was probably some lost location there.