name Ormerwold comes from when the family resided 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 Ormerwold family
The surname Ormerwold was first found in 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 Ormerwold family
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Ormerwold Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ormerwold include Ormerod, Omerod, Omrod, Ormrod and others.
Early Notables of the Ormerwold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ormerwold family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George and Thomas Omrod, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880 and 1840 respectively.