Hormerod History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Hormerod dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in a clearing in a wood. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old Scandinavian personal name Ormr and the Old English word rod, which meant "forest clearing." The name as a whole means "clearing of a man named Ormr." The original bearer lived in or near a clearing known by this name.

Early Origins of the Hormerod family

The surname Hormerod was first found in Lancashire where the first recorded ancestor was Matthew de Hormerodes, living about 1270. [1]

Important Dates for the Hormerod family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hormerod research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1793 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Hormerod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hormerod Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hormerod have been found, including Ormerod, Omerod, Omrod, Ormrod and others.

Early Notables of the Hormerod family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hormerod family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hormerod, or a variant listed above: George and Thomas Omrod, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880 and 1840 respectively.

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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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