Welcome to the Orme web site

Orme Genealogy

These pages are about the Orme family. They contain historical information about Ormes and where the name came from, but no family trees.

Genealogy Index | An introduction to Orme Genealogy | The origins of the name Orme
Orme Heraldry | Orme Rune Stones | Famous Ormes | Related Surnames

Most Ormes are the descendants of settlers from Norway, Sweden and Denmark who crossed the North Sea to the British Isles long ago. From the British Isles, the name has spread to many other countries throughout the world where the Orme family continues to flourish.

The Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales
The Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales (Source: Wikipedia)

Orme in Europe
The Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus | Appleby Castle in Cumbria | The Ormulum | St. Chad's Church, Stafford | St. Gregories Minster, Kirkdale, Yorkshire | Ormsö / Vormsi, Orme's Island, Estonia | The French Connection | Ormiston, East Lothian | Ramsundberget, Södermanland, Sweden | The Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales | Little Orme, Llandudno, Wales | Ormes of London - 1870 | Orme Court | Orme House

Orme in Place Names
Ormesby, Norfolk, England | Ormesty, Cheshire, England | Ormside, Cumbria, England | Ormskirk, Lancashire, England | Urmston, Trafford, Greater Manchester, England | Ormsoe, Estonia | Ormesson, France | Ormesheim, Germany | Ormacleit, Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Western Isles), Scotland | Ormal, Shetland Islands, Scotland | Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland | Ormsary, Argyll and Bute, Scotland | Ormeskred, Sweden | Orme's Bay, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales | The Great Orme, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales | The Little Orme, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales

Orme in Icelandic Sagas
Sigurd, Inge, and Eystein, the Sons of Harald | Hakon Herdebreid | Hakon the Good | Magnus Erlingson | Harald Hardrade Part 1 | Harald Hardrade Part 2 | Halfdan the Black | Njal | Olaf Trygvason | Eirik the Red | Grettir the Strong | Snorri Sturluson's Poetic Edda

Photo Galleries

One area of our web site is our Photo Galleries section. Here we display 'snapshots' for our family and friends to see, as well as other photos that we find interesting.

You can also see our high-resolution photos at Trek Earth - which is an excellent web site dedicated to "Learning about the world through photography".

Sailing Oh no!! Here comes my ex-boyfriend The Karate Kid

Click on any of the thumbnails above to view the full-size photo.

The 'Orme' Web Directory

When we were looking to register a web site with our family name, we came across many other 'Orme' sites throughout the world, so we decided to make an Orme directory of all the sites we found.

Latest additions:-

  • www.vikingorm.nl [ Netherlands ]
    The Viking ship Orm. A replica of the Osebergship, build by Henri Houben.
  • www.markormearchitects.co.uk [ U.K. ]
    Mark Orme Architects offers innovative and practical design solutions on all the following building types from small extensions, refurbishment's, conversions or new buildings. Areas covered include private residential, housing and commercial, community and education buildings.
  • www.greatormetramway.com [ U.K. ]
    An interactive web site showing The Great Orme Tramway. Since 1902 this tramway has been carrying visitors to the summit of the Great Orme in Llandudno, Wales. The web site is in both English and Welsh.

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