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Ormandy Early Origins



The surname Ormandy was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of lands at Bury when Ormundi, son of Leuric was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. They are believed to be of Omanville in Normandy.

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Ormandy Spelling Variations


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Ormandy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ormandy, Ormundy, Ormundie, Oman, Omand, Omond, Omanville, Osmunderly and many more.

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Ormandy Early History


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Ormandy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ormandy research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1069, 1080, 1296, 1552, and 1675 are included under the topic Early Ormandy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ormandy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ormandy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ormandy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ormandy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Ormandy, aged 38, who settled in America from Colthouse, England, in 1913
  • Stanley Ormandy, aged 26, who landed in America from Dalton-on-Furness, England, in 1919
  • George William Ormandy, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1919
  • John Ormandy, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1919
  • John Ormandy, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ormandy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas and William Ormandy, who were both on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

Ormandy Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Annie Ormandy, aged 19, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1906
  • Helen Ormandy, aged 0, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ormandy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ormandy (post 1700)



  • Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985), born Jeno Blau in Hungary, noted conductor and violinist. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Richard M. Nixon in 1970 and Queen Elizabeth II made him an honorary Knight of the British Empire in 1976

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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