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Orford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Orford family


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.

Early History of the Orford family


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Orford Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Orford family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Orford family to the New World and Oceana


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

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

Historic Events for the Orford family



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 [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


  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

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