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Origin of the name VORTIMER.
Etymology of the name VORTIMER.
Meaning of the baby name VORTIMER.

  

VORTIMER.  Arthurian.  English.  Vortigern's son.  The name seems to designate the "king paramount" of the Britons. (Britannic Researches, Poste, 1853).  Its Welsh form is Gurthefir.

... Vortimer, after this great success, began to restore his subjects to their possessions which had been taken from them, and to show them all marks of his affection and esteem, and at the instance of St. Germanus to rebuild their churches.  But his goodness quickly stirred up the enmity of the devil against him, who entering into the heart of his stepmother Rown (Rowena), excited her to contrive his death.  For this purpose she consulted with poisoners, and procured one who was intimate with him, whom she corrupted with large and numerous presents, to give him a poisonous draught; so that this brave soldier, as soon as he had taken it, was seized with a sudden illness, that deprived him of all hopes of life.  Hereupon he forthwith ordered all his men to come to him, and having shown them how near he was to his end, distributed among them all the treasure his predecessors had heaped up, and endeavoured to comfort them in their sorrow and lamentation for him, telling them, he was only going the way of all flesh.  But he exhorted those brave and warlike young men, who had attended him in all his victories, to persist courageously in the defence of their country against all hostile invasion; and with wonderful greatness of mind, commanded a brazen pyramid to be placed in the port where the Saxons used to land, and his body when dead to be buried on the top of it, that the sight of his tomb might frighten back the barbarians to Germany.  For he said none of them would dare approach the country, that should but get a sight of his tomb.  Such was the admirable bravery of this great man, who, as he had been a terror to them while living, endeavoured to be no less so when dead.  Notwithstanding which, he was no sooner dead, than the Britons had no regard to his orders, but buried him at London. (Six Old English Chronicles, 1900)

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