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The name Ormerod is of 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.

Ormerod Early Origins



The surname Ormerod was first found in Lancashire where the first recorded ancestor was Matthew de Hormerodes, living about 1270. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Ormerod Spelling Variations


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Ormerod Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few 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.

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Ormerod Early History


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Ormerod Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ormerod research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1793 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Ormerod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ormerod Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ormerod Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ormerod 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



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

  • William Robert Ormerod, aged 26, who arrived in America from Burnley, England, in 1904
  • Geo. Thomas Ormerod, aged 27, who arrived in America from Castleton, England, in 1905
  • Arthur Ormerod, aged 41, who arrived in America from Bury, England, in 1907
  • George Ormerod, aged 30, who arrived in America from Rochdale, England, in 1908
  • Henry Ormerod, aged 24, who arrived in America from Blackpool, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ormerod Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Harry Ormerod, aged 40, who arrived in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1914
  • James McManus Ormerod, aged 48, who arrived in Niagara Falls, Canada, in 1922
  • Elizabeth Ellen Ormerod, aged 46, who arrived in Niagara Falls, Canada, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ormerod (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ormerod (post 1700)



  • Cyril Berkeley Ormerod (1897-1983), English cricketer
  • Professor Stephen J. Ormerod Ormerod FCIEEM, FLSW, FSB,, English Professor of ecology and Chair of the Council of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Denis Leonard Ormerod CBE (1923-2005), English career soldier in the British Army, Brigadier Ulster Defence Regiment in July 1971
  • Sir Benjamin Ormerod (1890-1974), English lawyer and Justice of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of England and Wales (1948)
  • Edward Ormerod (1834-1894), English mining engineer who developed and patented the "Ormerod" safety link or detaching hook, also known as a "butterfly"
  • Samuel Ormerod (1848-1906), English football player, referee and manager
  • Mark Ian Ormerod (b. 1976), English former professional footballer
  • Anthony Ormerod (b. 1979), English football midfielder
  • George Ormerod (1785-1873), English antiquary and historian
  • Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1828-1901), English entomologist, daughter of George Ormerod
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. 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.
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The Ormerod Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ormerod 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.

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