Last name: ORMOND

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ORMOND : This last name is indexed 23,133 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ORMOND : 1: Irish (Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruaidh ‘descendant of Ruadh’ (a byname meaning ‘red’; see Roe) due to similarity in sound with Urmhumha (now Urmhumhain) the Irish form of the placename Ormond an ancient region of East Munster. The surname Ormond was also adopted by the illegitimate sons of John Butler 6th Earl of Ormond (died 1476). The most famous and powerful of them was Sir James Ormond (died 1497) Lord High Treasurer of Ireland from 1492 to 1494.2: English: variant of Almond or Orman.

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