Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in a clearing in a wood. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old Scandinavian personal name Ormr and the Old English word rod, which meant "forest clearing." The name as a whole means "clearing of a man named Ormr." The original bearer lived in or near a clearing known by this name.
Early Origins of the Ormerod family
Lancashire where the first recorded ancestor was Matthew de Hormerodes, living about 1270. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Ormerod family
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Ormerod Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ormerod are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Ormerod include: Ormerod, Omerod, Omrod, Ormrod and others.
Early Notables of the Ormerod family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ormerod family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ormerod or a variant listed above:
Ormerod Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Ormerod Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Ormerod (post 1700)
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