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Where did the Irish Gormand family come from? When did the Gormand family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gormand family history?Many variations of the name Gormand have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Gormain, derived from the word "gorm," which means "blue."
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Gormand were encountered in the archives: Gorman, MacGorman, O'Gorman and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gormand research. Another 202 words(14 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Gormand History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Gormand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Gormand name:
Gormand Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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