Origin of the name AYLMER.
the name AYLMER.
Meaning of the baby name AYLMER.
From Anglo-Saxon Ethelmar
(q.v.), meaning "noble greatness."
Here lies in
an assured hope of his Resurrection John Aylmer late Lord Bishop
of London, who died in the year of our Lord 1594.
This Bishop Aylmer was also Lord Almoner,
and a man of great Learning, Piety, and Prudence, and was Consecrated
Bishop in the year 1576.
This name of Aylmer,
and corruptly Elmer,
was originally written Ethelmar, from that Ethelmar Earl
of Cornwall (and that even in the Reign of King Edgar) Founder of
Abby in the County of Dorset... (The Tombs, Monuments,
&c., Visible in St. Paul's Cathedral, Fisher, 1885)