Omroold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Omroold name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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 Omroold family
The surname Omroold was first found in Lancashire where the first recorded ancestor was Matthew de Hormerodes, living about 1270. 
Early History of the Omroold family
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Omroold Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Omroold has undergone many spelling variations, including Ormerod, Omerod, Omrod, Ormrod and others.
Early Notables of the Omroold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Omroold family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Omroold were among those contributors: George and Thomas Omrod, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880 and 1840 respectively.
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- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.