The name Ormsbey arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Ormsbey family lived in Lincolnshire
. The name, however, is a reference to Orme, Normandy
. The family anciently claim decent from "the house of De Bayeux of Normandy. Roger de Bayhus, or Bayeux de Ormsby made grants at Ormsby to Osney Abbey, Oxford, as did Reginadl Bayhus." CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early Origins of the Ormsbey family
The surname Ormsbey was first found in Lincolnshire
at North Ormsby where the first record of the family was found. " A monastery for nuns and brethren of the Sempringham order, was founded here in the time of Stephen (reign 1092-1154), by William, Earl of Albemarle, and Gilbert, son of Robert de Ormesby." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Ormsbey family
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Ormsbey Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Ormsby, Ormesby and others.
Early Notables of the Ormsbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ormsbey family to Ireland
Some of the Ormsbey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ormsbey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ormsbey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Jane Ormsbey, aged 18, a maid, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Preston" from Sligo, Ireland
The Ormsbey 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: Fortis qui prudens
Motto Translation: He is brave who is prudent.