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

Orrock Early Origins



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.

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Orrock Spelling Variations


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Orrock Spelling Variations



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

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Orrock Early History


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Orrock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orrock research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1316, 1513, 1672, 1690, and 1750 are included under the topic Early Orrock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orrock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orrock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Orrock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [1]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, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orrock (post 1700)


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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
  • Nan Grogan Orrock, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1996
  • Liz Orrock, Australian director of Newtown Fine Art Traders
  • James Orrock (1829-1913), British artist who specialized in landscapes

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Orrock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Orrock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 October 2015 at 09:34.

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