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The French region of Forez is where Ormeau was first used as a surname. Ormeau was a name for a person who lived near an elm tree, having derived its orgin from the Old French word orme, meaning elm tree.

Ormeau Early Origins



The surname Ormeau was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family had an integral role in the social and cultural aspects of the region.

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Ormeau Spelling Variations


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Ormeau Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Ormeau, including Delorme, DeLorme, Delormes, DeLormes, Delourmes, DeLourmes, Delormeau, Dorme, de l'Orme, De l'Orme and many more.

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Ormeau Early History


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Ormeau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ormeau research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1570, 1613, 1650, 1650, 1510, 1570, 1613 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Ormeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ormeau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ormeau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ormeau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Ormeau has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ormeau were Marie DeLourmes, who arrived in Carolina in 1679; Marie (also registered as Marye) DeLorme, who took up residence in Carolina from 1695 to 1696; Pierre Delorme, who settled in Louisiana in 1756.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Ormeau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ormeau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 February 2014 at 07:45.

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