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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The tale of the name Orchard begins with a family who lived in the old barony of Urquhart, which is located on Loch Ness in the county of Inverness.

Orchard Early Origins



The surname Orchard was first found in Elginshire a former county in northeastern Scotland, in the present day Scottish Council Area of Moray, where Galleroch de Urchart "who lived temp. Alexander II" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
was granted lands in Cromarty, and Inverness. He held a family seat at the Castle of Urquhart in 1214. "His descendants were "hereditary sheriffs of Cromarty." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Orchard Spelling Variations


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Orchard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Urquhart, Urquhard, Urchard, Orchard and many more.

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Orchard Early History


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Orchard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orchard research. Another 353 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1358, 1611, 1660, 1114, 1759, 1611 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Orchard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orchard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orchard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Orchard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orchard In Ireland


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Orchard In Ireland



Some of the Orchard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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:

Orchard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Orchard settled in Maryland in 1634
  • Giles Orchard settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Anne Orchard who settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Ann Orchard, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Nathaniel Orchard, who arrived in Maryland in 1640
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Orchard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Easter Orchard, who landed in Virginia in 1703

Orchard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Orchard, aged 42, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Benjamin Orchard, who landed in New York in 1832
  • Clara Orchard, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1868
  • Leonora Orchard, aged 14, landed in New York in 1868
  • Ruth Orchard, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1868
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Orchard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Orchard, aged 19, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Amynta" from Plymouth, England

Orchard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Orchard, a tailor, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Orchard, English convict from Cornwall, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • James Orchard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848
  • Joseph Orchard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1848
  • James Orchard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Orchard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Orchard, aged 34, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Charity Orchard, aged 35, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • John Orchard, aged 6, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Samuel P. Orchard, aged 5, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Martha A. Orchard, aged 5 months, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orchard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Orchard (post 1700)



  • Henry John Orchard (1922-2004), American professor emeritus of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • William Edwin Orchard (1877-1955), English cleric, who was first a Presbyterian, then Congregationalist minister, and finally converted to the Roman Catholic Church
  • Anthony "Tony" Frederick Orchard (1941-2005), Welsh inorganic chemist, his research contributed to much of modern consumer electronic technology
  • Robert Orchard, New Zealand professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s, brother of Phillip Charles Orchard
  • Phillip Charles Orchard, former New Zealand rugby league player who played for New Zealand in the 1972 and 1975 World Cups
  • Leonard "Len" Orchard (b. 1912), Welsh professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s
  • Julian Dean C. Orchard (1930-1979), English comedy actor
  • Donald Warder Orchard (b. 1946), Canadian politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1977 to 1995, Minister of Health (1988-1993)
  • Robert Orchard (b. 1953), British journalist and presenter, known for his work with the BBC
  • John Orchard (1928-1995), English actor, best remembered for playing anesthetist "Ugly John" Black in the television series M*A*S*H and for his work in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Ice Station Zebra (1968) and The Whisperers (1967)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Orchard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Orchard 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.

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