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The name Ormrod is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a 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.

Ormrod Early Origins



The surname Ormrod 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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Ormrod Spelling Variations


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Ormrod Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ormrod family name include Ormerod, Omerod, Omrod, Ormrod and others.

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Ormrod Early History


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Ormrod Early History



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

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Ormrod Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ormrod Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ormrod surname or a spelling variation of the name include : George and Thomas Omrod, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880 and 1840 respectively.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ormrod (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ormrod (post 1700)



  • Joseph Alan Ormrod (b. 1942), former English first class cricketer
  • Anne Ormrod (b. 1987), New Zealand former association football player who represented New Zealand
  • Sir Roger Fray Greenwood Ormrod (1911-1992), British Privy Councillor, Lord Justice of Appeal (19741982) and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Mark Ormrod (b. 1982), Australian silver medalist runner at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Ormrod Historic Events


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Ormrod Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Ormrod, English Greaser from Everton, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. James Ormrod, English Greaser from Everton, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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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. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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