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Early Origins of the Orde family

The surname Orde was first found in Ord, a village about 2 miles (3 km) south west of Berwick Upon Tweed in Northumberland that dates back to 1196 where it was first listed as Horde. [1] East Ord, Middle Ord and West Ord were all hamlets at one time and all owned by the Ord family until the early fifteenth century. The villages are essentially on the Scottish-English border of today so the family's movement through the ages on both sides is to be expected. By example, we draw the reader's attention to the township of Newbiggin in Northumberland. "This place, which is pleasantly situated on the north bank of the river Derwent, was for many years the residence of the Ord family, of whom Robert, who died in 1778, was chief Baron of the exchequer in Scotland." [2]

Early History of the Orde family

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Orde Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Orde, Ord and others.

Early Notables of the Orde family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • Simon Orde of Northumberland

United States Orde migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orde Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Margaret Orde and her husband settled in Virginia in 1648
  • Margaret Orde, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [3]
  • Peter Orde, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [3]
  • James Orde, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [3]
Orde Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Orde, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729 [3]
Orde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Orde, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1861 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Orde (post 1700) +

  • Julian Orde (1917-1974), English poet, writer and actor
  • Brigadier Reginald John Orde (1893-1975), [4]
  • Sir John Orde (1751-1824), British 1st Baronet was the third son of John Orde
  • Captain Cuthbert Julian Orde (1888-1968), British artist and First World War pilot
  • Hugh Stephen Orde (b. 1958), Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • James Orde Shadforth, architectural designer
  • Major-General Orde Charles Wingate DSO and two bars (1903-1944), British general, known for his creation of the Chindit deep-penetration missions during the Burma Campaign of World War II

  1. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Reginald Orde. Retrieved from on Facebook