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Ordway Early Origins



The surname Ordway was first found in Huntingdon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire. Holding the estates was a Noman knight or man at arms named Orduui recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. We have thus far been unable to trace his origin in Normandy.

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Ordway Spelling Variations


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Ordway Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ordway, Ordwy, Ordwey, Ortway, Ordwee, Ordweigh and many more.

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Ordway Early History


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Ordway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ordway research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1273, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Ordway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ordway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ordway Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ordway Notables 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:

Ordway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abner Ordway, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1643
  • James Ordway, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1649

Ordway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R Ordway, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ordway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ordway (post 1700)



  • John Pond Ordway (1824-1880), American doctor, composer, music entrepreneur, and politician, one of the first surgeons to volunteer at the start of the Civil War, founder of Ordway Hall, Salem, Massachusetts
  • John Malcom Ordway (b. 1950), American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan (2004-2008), United States Ambassador to Armenia (2001-2004)
  • Sergeant John Ordway (1775-1817), American sergeant who volunteered to be part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition across the United States
  • Nehemiah G Ordway (1828-1907), American politician, New Hampshire state senator, 7th Governor of Dakota Territory
  • Jonathan Ordway, American CFL football player
  • Jeremiah "Jerry" Ordway (b. 1957), American writer, penciller, inker and painter of comic books, best known for his work with DC Comics
  • Glenn Ordway (b. 1951), American radio host
  • Frederick I. Ordway III (1927-2014), American space scientist and author, part of the production team of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ordway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ordway 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 3 July 2014 at 12:25.

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