Awde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Awde family

The surname Awde was first found in Ord, a village about 2 miles (3 km) south west of Berwick Upon Tweed in Northumberland that dates back to 1196 where it was first listed as Horde. [1] East Ord, Middle Ord and West Ord were all hamlets at one time and all owned by the Ord family until the early fifteenth century. The villages are essentially on the Scottish-English border of today so the family's movement through the ages on both sides is to be expected. By example, we draw the reader's attention to the township of Newbiggin in Northumberland. "This place, which is pleasantly situated on the north bank of the river Derwent, was for many years the residence of the Ord family, of whom Robert, who died in 1778, was chief Baron of the exchequer in Scotland." [2]

Important Dates for the Awde family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Awde research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1180, 1296, 1781, 1855, 1802, 1832, 1835 and 1852 are included under the topic Early Awde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Awde Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Orde, Ord and others.

Early Notables of the Awde family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Awde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Awde family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dorothy Ord settled in Potomac Maryland in 1729; Robert Ord settled in Virginia in 1773; Walter Ord settled in Georgia in 1734; William Ord settled in Virginia in 1653.

Contemporary Notables of the name Awde (post 1700)

  • Daniel "Dan" Awde (b. 1988), British 400 metres runner and former decathlete, a gold medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • Nick Awde Hill (b. 1961), British writer, artist, singer-songwriter and critic

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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