Hormeroyd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Hormeroyd surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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 Hormeroyd family

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

Important Dates for the Hormeroyd family

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

Hormeroyd Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hormeroyd include Ormerod, Omerod, Omrod, Ormrod and others.

Early Notables of the Hormeroyd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hormeroyd family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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