Ormson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ultimate origins of this name appear to be Nordic, where Orme derives from the Old Norse word "Ormr," meaning "Serpent" or "Dragon." It is certainly not unlikely that the name came to Normandy with the Viking invasions of Rollo in 911, and then making its way to Britain with the Norman invasion of 1066. The name also existed in France, coming from the Old French "orme," which meant "an elm tree." It also likely that some of the instances of Ormson in Britain were as a result of Danish, and Swedish contact along the Eastern shores of England and Scotland.

Early Origins of the Ormson family

The surname Ormson was first found in Lancashire where the family claim descent from the parish of Ormskirk. "Ormskirk is not found in the Domesday survey; but, according to very credible tradition, the parish belonged to Orm, the Saxon proprietor of Halton, who, driven from his possessions in Cheshire, established himself in Lancashire, and, by his marriage with Alice, daughter of Herveus, a Norman nobleman, ancestor of Theobald Walter, obtained large estates in this county. He was the founder, no doubt, of the church; the word kirk, with his own name, constituting the name of the parish." [1]

Early History of the Ormson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ormson research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1153, 1620, 1671, 1654, 1660 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Ormson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ormson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Orme, Orm and others.

Early Notables of the Ormson family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Ormson family to Ireland

Some of the Ormson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Ormson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ormson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jane Ormson, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1849 [2]
  • Thomas Ormson, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1873 [2]

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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