The name Horringe reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Horringe 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 Horringe family
The surname Horringe 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 Horringe family
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Horringe Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Horringe family name include Orange, Orenge, Orringe and others.
Early Notables of the Horringe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horringe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Horringe family to immigrate North America: 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..