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The Ormiston surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place name, such as Ormiston in Roxburgh, or Ormiston, in East Lothian.

Ormiston Early Origins



The surname Ormiston was first found in East Lothian, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Ormiston Spelling Variations


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Ormiston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ormiston, Ormeston, Orneston, Ormieston, Wormyston and many more.

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Ormiston Early History


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Ormiston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ormiston research. Another 397 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1147, 1296, 1306, and 1413 are included under the topic Early Ormiston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ormiston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ormiston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ormiston 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ormiston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Ormiston who settled in Georgia in 1754

Ormiston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Ormiston, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • Adam Ormiston settled in Philadelphia in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ormiston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ormiston (post 1700)



  • Thomas Ormiston (1878-1937), Scottish Unionist Party Member of Parliament
  • Major James A Ormiston MBE TD DL, HM Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester
  • Irving William Leonard Ormiston (1895-1969), rugby union player who represented Australia
  • Susan Ormiston (b. 1959), Canadian television journalist, currently a correspondent for CBC Television's The National
  • James Norris Ormiston (1915-1977), Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Ross William Ormiston (b. 1955), New Zealand cricketer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Felicior quo certior
Motto Translation: Luckier as it is surer.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Ormiston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ormiston 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 6 October 2014 at 16:28.

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