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The name Orgeham comes from one of the family having worked as a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Orgeham is derived from the Old English words hors, which means horse, and mann, which means man or servant.

Orgeham Early Origins



The surname Orgeham 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.

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Orgeham Spelling Variations


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Orgeham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Orgeham have been found, including: Horsman, Horseman and others.

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Orgeham Early History


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Orgeham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orgeham research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1292, 1536, 1610, 1593, 1597, 1601 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Orgeham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orgeham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orgeham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Orgeham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Orgeham, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1775; Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677.

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