Hormeroold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Hormeroold belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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 Hormeroold family
The surname Hormeroold was first found in Lancashire where the first recorded ancestor was Matthew de Hormerodes, living about 1270. 
Early History of the Hormeroold family
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Hormeroold Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hormeroold include Ormerod, Omerod, Omrod, Ormrod and others.
Early Notables of the Hormeroold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hormeroold family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hormeroold were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: George and Thomas Omrod, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880 and 1840 respectively.
- Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.