When Niels JENSEN Orm was born about 1675, in Åstrup, Nykøbing, Denmark, his father, Jens Orm, was 30 and his mother, Mrs Jens Orm, was 26. He married Anne Eltze Festing about 1706. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 7 April 1747, in his hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Åstrup, Nykøbing, Denmark.
English (Durham and Northumberland) and Scottish (Aberdeenshire): habitational name from East Ord in Tweedmouth (Northumberland). The placename derives from Old English ord ‘point, corner of land, promontory’.
English: probably from an abbreviated form of a compound name such as Orderic beginning with ord ‘point, spear’. See Ort .
Scottish: habitational name from Ord, later Kirkurd (Peeblesshire), or the lands of Ord (Banffshire). This placename is Celtic, and may be from Gaelic òrd ‘hammer’, used to mean ‘(rounded) hammer-shaped hill’, or, in the Peeblesshire case, possibly from the equivalent Brittonic term represented by Welsh ordd.
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