The origins of the Hormerwoit name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. 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 Hormerwoit family
The surname Hormerwoit was first found in Lancashire
where the first recorded ancestor was Matthew de Hormerodes, living about 1270. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Hormerwoit family
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Hormerwoit Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hormerwoit were recorded, including Ormerod, Omerod, Omrod, Ormrod and others.
Early Notables of the Hormerwoit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hormerwoit family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hormerwoit family emigrate to North America: George and Thomas Omrod, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880 and 1840 respectively.