Origins Available: English
The ultimate origins of this name appear to be Nordic, where Orme derives from the Old Norse word "Ormr," meaning "Serpent" or "Dragon." It is certainly not unlikely that the name came to Normandy
with the Viking invasions of Rollo in 911, and then making its way to Britain with the Norman invasion
of 1066. The name also existed in France, coming from the Old French "orme," which meant "an elm tree." It also likely that some of the instances of Horam in Britain were as a result of Danish, and Swedish contact along the Eastern shores of England
Early Origins of the Horam family
The surname Horam was first found in Lancashire
where the family claim descent from the parish of Ormskirk. "Ormskirk is not found in the Domesday survey; but, according to very credible tradition, the parish belonged to Orm, the Saxon proprietor of Halton, who, driven from his possessions in Cheshire
, established himself in Lancashire
, and, by his marriage with Alice, daughter of Herveus, a Norman nobleman, ancestor of Theobald Walter, obtained large estates in this county. He was the founder, no doubt, of the church; the word kirk, with his own name, constituting the name of the parish." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Horam family
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Horam Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Horam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horam family to Ireland
Some of the Horam family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Horam family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Horam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- N C Horam, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)