Horring is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Horring family lived in Buckinghamshire
. The name, however, is a reference to Orange,
in the department of Mayenne, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066. Another derivation of the name suggests that it originated as a nickname
used to distinguish someone who was associated with the color orange, possibly through habitually dressing in the color. The two derivations are equally valid, but since time has obscured most records historians now disagree on which is appropriate in individual cases.
Early Origins of the Horring family
The surname Horring was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they were granted lands for assisting William the Conqueror. The name is derived from the place named Orange in the département of Mayenne. King William III of England
, Prince of Orange has called historians attention to this area. William, Walter, Ralph and John Orenge were registered in Normandy
between 1180 and 1195.
Early History of the Horring family
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Horring Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Horring are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Horring include Orange, Orenge, Orringe and others.
Early Notables of the Horring family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horring family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Horring, or a variant listed above: Sivillius Orange, who sailed to Virginia in 1664; Louiss Orange came to Jamestown Virginia in 1700 with his wife and child; Benjamin and William Orange sailed to Philadelphia in 1820..