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,
which means man
Early Origins of the Orgeham family
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.
Early History of the Orgeham family
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Orgeham 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.
Early Notables of the Orgeham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orgeham family to the New World and Oceana
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.