The Hormerwoyd name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from 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 Hormerwoyd family
The surname Hormerwoyd 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 Hormerwoyd family
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Hormerwoyd Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hormerwoyd has undergone many spelling variations
, including Ormerod, Omerod, Omrod, Ormrod and others.
Early Notables of the Hormerwoyd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hormerwoyd family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hormerwoyd were among those contributors: George and Thomas Omrod, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880 and 1840 respectively.