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The roots of the distinguished German surname Orndorfer are somewhat unclear. The name is thought to be derived from theMiddle High German words "arn," meaning "eagle," and "dorff," meaning "village;" in this case, the name would denote "eagle village." Alternatively, the first part of the name may be derived from the Middle High German "horn," meaning "projecting hill" or "spur of land." In this instance, the name would indicate "a village on a hill." There is no known city bearing the name "Orndorff;" the name may be a nickname used by the citizens in description of the town. In either case, the surname Orndorfer would probably have been initially borne by a resident of this unknown town.

Early Origins of the Orndorfer family


The surname Orndorfer was first found in various regions in Germany. It is likely that there were once several towns in Germany known popularly as "Orndorff"; thus, the surname may have emerged independently in several different areas. The Orndorfer family was instrumental during these early times, playing an important role in the development of medieval German society.

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Early History of the Orndorfer family

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Early History of the Orndorfer family


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Orndorfer Spelling Variations

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Orndorfer Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Orndorf, Orndorff, Orndorfer, Orndorrfer and others.

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Early Notables of the Orndorfer family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Orndorfer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Orndorfer family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Orndorfer family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Peter Orndorff and Johann Conrad Orndorff, who both settled in Pennsylvania in 1753; and Daniel Orndorff, who came to Baltimore in 1826.

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