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Multiple Origins for the Surname Orme



The ultimate origins of this name appear to be Nordic, where Orme derives from the Old Norse word "Ormr," meaning "Serpent" or "Dragon." It is certainly not unlikely that the name came to Normandy with the Viking invasions of Rollo in 911, and then making its way to Britain with the Norman invasion of 1066. The name also existed in France, coming from the Old French "orme," which meant "an elm tree." It also likely that some of the instances of Orme in Britain were as a result of Danish, and Swedish contact along the Eastern shores of England and Scotland.

Orme Early Origins



The surname Orme was first found in Lancashire where the family claim descent from the parish of Ormskirk. "Ormskirk is not found in the Domesday survey; but, according to very credible tradition, the parish belonged to Orm, the Saxon proprietor of Halton, who, driven from his possessions in Cheshire, established himself in Lancashire, and, by his marriage with Alice, daughter of Herveus, a Norman nobleman, ancestor of Theobald Walter, obtained large estates in this county. He was the founder, no doubt, of the church; the word kirk, with his own name, constituting the name of the parish." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Orme Spelling Variations


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Orme Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Orme, Orm and others.

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Orme Early History


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Orme Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orme research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1153, 1620, 1671, 1654, 1660 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Orme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orme Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orme Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Orme Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orme In Ireland


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Orme In Ireland



Some of the Orme family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Orme Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Fabian Orme, who settled in Maryland in 1668
  • Fabian Orme, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Robert Orme, who settled in Maryland in 1673
  • Robert Orme, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Richard Orme, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1686

Orme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Orme, who came to Virginia in 1765

Orme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Orme, who arrived in New York, NY in 1824
  • Charles Orme, who arrived in New York in 1838
  • Charles Orme, who landed in New York in 1838
  • James Henry Orme, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906
  • George, John, Joseph, Nathanial, and William Orme, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Orme Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Orme arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orme (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Orme (post 1700)



  • George Orme (1891-1962), American Major League baseball player
  • William W Orme (1832-1866), American Brigadier General
  • Denise Orme (1885-1960), stage name for Kessie Smither, English music hall singer
  • Robert Orme (1728-1801), English historian, son of an Indian army doctor
  • Daniel Orme (1766-1802), English painter
  • Nicholas Orme, British historian, Emeritus Professor of History at Exeter University
  • Geoffrey Orme (1904-1978), British screenwriter, best known for his work on Doctor Who
  • Stanley Orme (1923-2005), Baron Orme, British Labour Party politician

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Orme Historic Events


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Orme Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Sydney Orme (b. 1919), British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. James William Orme, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. 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).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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