Early Origins of the Orram family
The surname Orram was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, where they held a family seat
in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland
. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat in the parish Kennay and Henry Owrum was elected a councillor of Aberdeen in 1479.
Early History of the Orram family
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Orram Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Orem, Orme, Orrem, Orum, Orun, Orumm, Oramm, Orunn, Orenn, Oren, Oram and many more.
Early Notables of the Orram family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orram family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Oram, who settled in Barbados in 1635; Archibald Oram, who settled in Virginia in 1666; Catherine Oram, who arrived in Jamaica in 1727; and Ann Oram, who arrived in Maryland in 1768..