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Oman Early Origins



The surname Oman was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of lands at Bury when Ormundi, son of Leuric was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. They are believed to be of Omanville in Normandy.

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Oman Spelling Variations


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Oman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ormandy, Ormundy, Ormundie, Oman, Omand, Omond, Omanville, Osmunderly and many more.

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Oman Early History


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Oman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oman research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1069, 1080, 1296, 1552, and 1675 are included under the topic Early Oman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Oman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Betty Oman, aged 16, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Daniel Oman, aged 15, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Mary Oman, aged 21, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Oman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aurora Oman, aged 31, landed in New York, NY in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oman (post 1700)



  • W. W. Oman, American Republican politician, Chair of Wells County Republican Party, 1905
  • LeFel E. Oman, American Democrat politician, Justice of New Mexico State Supreme Court, 1972

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Oman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 27 January 2016 at 10:05.

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