The name Orgemen is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Orgemen is derived from the Old English words hors,
which means horse,
which means man
Early Origins of the Orgemen family
The surname Orgemen 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 Orgemen family
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Orgemen Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Orgemen family name include Horsman, Horseman and others.
Early Notables of the Orgemen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orgemen family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Orgemen or a variant listed above: Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1775; Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677.