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Orrock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Orrock surname is a habitational taken on from the place name Orrock in Fife.

Early Origins of the Orrock family


The surname Orrock was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat in the lands of Orrock some say well before the 12th century. Simon Orrock is recorded as holding those lands in the year 1248. Simon, with his brother Freskinus and son Robert agreed to give the convent of Dunfermline the lands of Muyoch and Knokduy, part of the Clan lands of Orrock.

Early History of the Orrock family


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Orrock Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Horrock, Horrocks, Orrock, Orrocks, Orrox, Horrox and others.

Early Notables of the Orrock family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Orrock family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orrock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Orrock, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1723 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Orrock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Orrock, aged 32, who landed in America from Newcastle, England, in 1923
  • Margaret Orrock, aged 3, who settled in America from Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, in 1924
  • Mary Orrock, aged 30, who landed in America from Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, in 1924
  • May Orrock, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, in 1924
  • Ann Orrock, aged 69, who landed in America from Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, in 1924
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Orrock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Orrock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  • Mary Orrock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  • Margaret Orrock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  • Robert Orrock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  • Alexander Orrock, aged 40, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Orrock (post 1700)


  • Shannon Orrock, American actress
  • Robert Dickson Orrock (b. 1955), American politician, Delegate in the Virginia House of Delegates (Spotsylvania and Caroline Counties) since 1990
  • Nan Grogan Orrock, American politician, member of the Georgia House of Representatives
  • Robert D. Orrock, American Republican politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates 54th District; Elected 2011 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nan Grogan Orrock, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1996 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Liz Orrock, Australian director of Newtown Fine Art Traders
  • James Orrock (1829-1913), British artist who specialized in landscapes

The Orrock 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: Solus Christus mea rupes
Motto Translation: Christ alone is my rock.


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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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