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Orford Early Origins



The surname Orford was first found in Suffolk at Orford, a small coastal town and fishing village that dates back to the Middle Ages. Geographically, it is best known for the Orford Ness, a long, wide shingle spit at the mouth of the Ore. Orford Castle is located in the same village and is thought to have been built between 1165 and 1173 by Henry II of England. According to the chronicler Ralph of Coggeshall, a naked wild man, covered in hair, was caught in the nets of local fishermen around 1167. The man was brought back to the castle where he was held for six months but later escaped. Thus began the legend of the Wild Man of Orford. One of the first records of the name was in the year 1191 when Richard de Orford held estates in that area.

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Orford Spelling Variations


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Orford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Orford, Oreford, Orrford, Orforth, Ordford, Ordforth and many more.

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Orford Early History


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Orford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orford research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1310, 1302, 1697, 1697, 1310, 1302 and 1310 are included under the topic Early Orford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Orford 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:

Orford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Orford, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Phillip Orford, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Orford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Orford, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robert Orford, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Orford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Orford, aged 7, who landed in America from Devon, England, in 1904
  • Louise Walpole Orford, aged 41, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Herbert Orford, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Old Denaby, England, in 1909
  • Andrew C. Orford, aged 25, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1910
  • Helen Orford, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Orford Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Orford, aged 47, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Orford (post 1700)



  • Martin Orford (b. 1959), English keyboard player
  • Edwin J. "Sandy" Orford (b. 1912), Welsh professional rugby league footballer from the 1930s and 1940s
  • Nicole Orford (b. 1992), Canadian ice dancer, 2011 Canadian junior champion
  • Matthew "Matt" Orford (b. 1978), Australian rugby league player
  • John Orford, British classical bassoonist
  • Richard Orford, British television presenter

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Orford Historic Events


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Orford Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. George Leonard Orford, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Orford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Orford 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 4 January 2016 at 19:21.

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