Omeroyd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Omeroyd is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family 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 Omeroyd family

The surname Omeroyd was first found in Lancashire where the first recorded ancestor was Matthew de Hormerodes, living about 1270. [1]

Important Dates for the Omeroyd family

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Omeroyd Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Omeroyd were recorded, including Ormerod, Omerod, Omrod, Ormrod and others.

Early Notables of the Omeroyd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Omeroyd family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Omeroyd family emigrate to North America: George and Thomas Omrod, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880 and 1840 respectively.

Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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