Orgeghan is an old Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Orgeghan is derived from the Old English words hors,
which means horse,
which means man
Early Origins of the Orgeghan family
The surname Orgeghan was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Orgeghan family
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Orgeghan Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Orgeghan has been recorded under many different variations, including Horsman, Horseman and others.
Early Notables of the Orgeghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orgeghan family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Orgeghan or a variant listed above: Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1775; Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677.