Show ContentsLorman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Lorman is of patronymic origin, and belongs to the category of surnames known as hereditary surnames. As a point of interest, the name is derived from the personal name Armand, and signifies "the son of Armand." The personal name Armand is of Germanic origin, being derived from the Old German word "heri," which meant army man, warrior, and therefore meant soldier. The original Germanic form of the personal name was Heriman; the name in English is Herman.

Early Origins of the Lorman family

The surname Lorman was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

The name was first recorded in the cartulary of the abbey of Saint-Bertain, during the year of 806. Throughout the centuries the family prospered, expanded and grew in size. The family, as a noble family of France, confirmed with letters of patent and heraldic cap, contributed largely on the political as well as the cultural scene of the regions in which they settled. In return for their contributions many of the different branches were granted titles of nobility.

In the 1700's, François Armand, Lawyer, became a magistrate in his community as reward for his great services in the field of law. Participating in the events of the times, he was elected deputy of Tiers at the Estates General in 1789. Through the years the branches of the family became more prominent and achieved acclaim through their valuable and constant contributions to the community in which they lived. Joseph Marie Rose Armand, showing the same interest in the law field, rose to the rank of magistrate and legislator in recognition of his outstanding performance. In 1807, he was promoted to President of the Tribunal of Aoste, a place which he occupied until 1814.

To this day, the province of Provence is proud to have been the ancestral seat of such an important family.

Early History of the Lorman family

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Lorman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Armand, Arman, Armans, Armande, Armad, Armade, d'Armand, l'Armand, Darmand, Larmand, Larman, Darman, Darmon, Larmande, Darmande, Armmand, Armman, Armmmans, Armmande, Armmad, Armmade, Harman, Harmman, Harmand, Harmmande, Herman, Hermande, Hermman, Hermmande, Hartman, Hartmande and many more.

Early Notables of the Lorman family

Notable amongst the names at this time was François Armand, Magistrate, Deputy of Tiers; Marie Armande de La Trémoille (1677-1717), a French noblewoman and Princess of Turenne; and Nicolas Herman (c. 1614-1691), known as Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, lay brother in...
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United States Lorman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lorman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Catrina Lorman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 1
  • Margareta Lorman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 1
  • Maria Hannah Lorman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 1
  • Peter Lorman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 1
  • Tuk Lorman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786 1
Lorman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Lorman, aged 25, who arrived in Maryland in 1813 1

Australia Lorman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lorman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Lorman, (Loman), English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years for burglary, transported aboard the "Baring" in April 1815, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 2

SS Alcoa Puritan
  • E.A. Lorman, American Oiler from Nantasket Beach, Maine, who was working aboard the SS Alcoa Puritan (1942) traveling from Port of Spain, Trinidad to Mobile, Alabama when it was torpedoed by U-boat U-507; he survived the sinking 3

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from
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