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Multiple Origins for the Surname Oram


English


The ultimate origins of this name appear to be Nordic, where Orme derives from the Old Norse word "Ormr," meaning "Serpent" or "Dragon." It is certainly not unlikely that the name came to Normandy with the Viking invasions of Rollo in 911, and then making its way to Britain with the Norman invasion of 1066. The name also existed in France, coming from the Old French "orme," which meant "an elm tree." It also likely that some of the instances of Oram in Britain were as a result of Danish, and Swedish contact along the Eastern shores of England and Scotland.

Oram Early Origins



The surname Oram was first found in Lancashire where the family claim descent from the parish of Ormskirk. "Ormskirk is not found in the Domesday survey; but, according to very credible tradition, the parish belonged to Orm, the Saxon proprietor of Halton, who, driven from his possessions in Cheshire, established himself in Lancashire, and, by his marriage with Alice, daughter of Herveus, a Norman nobleman, ancestor of Theobald Walter, obtained large estates in this county. He was the founder, no doubt, of the church; the word kirk, with his own name, constituting the name of the parish." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Oram Spelling Variations


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Oram Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Orme, Orm and others.

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Oram Early History


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Oram Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oram research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1153, 1620, 1671, 1654, 1660 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Oram History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oram Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oram Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oram Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oram In Ireland


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Oram In Ireland



Some of the Oram family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Oram Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Oram, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Archibald Oram, who settled in Virginia in 1666
  • Val Oram, who landed in Maryland in 1675
  • William Oram, who arrived in Maryland in 1677
  • John Oram, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

Oram Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Oram, who arrived in Jamaica in 1727
  • Ann Oram, who arrived in Maryland in 1768

Oram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S Oram, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • George Oram, aged 11, landed in New York in 1868
  • Henry Oram, aged 7, arrived in New York in 1868
  • James Oram, aged 15, landed in New York in 1868
  • Luke Oram, aged 13, landed in New York in 1868
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Oram Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. David L. Oram U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Oram U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Oram Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Oram, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oram (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oram (post 1700)



  • Nick Oram (b. 1979), American television producer and actor
  • Steve Oram (b. 1973), English comedian, actor, writer and musician
  • Daphne Oram (1925-2003), British composer and electronic musician, creator of the "Oramics" technique of electronic sounds
  • David A Oram, Canadian visual artist
  • Albert Edward Oram, Baron Oram, was a Co-operative and Labour politician

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Oram Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Oram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oram 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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