Orred History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Orred family
The surname Orred was first found in Ord, a village about 2 miles (3 km) south west of Berwick Upon Tweed in Northumberland that dates back to 1196 where it was first listed as Horde.  East Ord, Middle Ord and West Ord were all hamlets at one time and all owned by the Ord family until the early fifteenth century. The villages are essentially on the Scottish-English border of today so the family's movement through the ages on both sides is to be expected. By example, we draw the reader's attention to the township of Newbiggin in Northumberland. "This place, which is pleasantly situated on the north bank of the river Derwent, was for many years the residence of the Ord family, of whom Robert, who died in 1778, was chief Baron of the exchequer in Scotland." 
Early History of the Orred family
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Orred Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Orde, Ord and others.
Early Notables of the Orred family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orred family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dorothy Ord settled in Potomac Maryland in 1729; Robert Ord settled in Virginia in 1773; Walter Ord settled in Georgia in 1734; William Ord settled in Virginia in 1653.
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- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.