John Oram

Brief Life History of John

When John Oram was born on 30 December 1820, in Forfar, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Oram, was 31 and his mother, Agnes Cobb, was 29. He married Jean Carnegie Duke on 30 November 1851, in Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 30 years. He died in 1895, at the age of 75.

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John Oram
1820–1895
Jean Carnegie Duke
1825–1888
Marriage: 30 November 1851
Margaret Dakers Oram
1852–
Agnes Cobb Oram
1854–
Andrew Oram
1855–1906
Alexander Oram
1858–
William Mann Oram
1860–1927
David Thomson Oram
1862–
Jean Jarvis Oram
1864–
Mary Ann Oram
1867–
John Smith Oram
1870–

Sources (17)

  • John Oram, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • John Oram, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Oram, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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World Events (8)

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

variant of Orme , with breaking of the consonant cluster /rm/.

variant of Owram, a habitational name from Ulrome (East Yorkshire). The placename probably derives from the Old English personal name Wulfhere + hām ‘village, homestead’.

variant of Horam, a habitational name from Horam in Herstmonceux (Sussex) or Horham (Suffolk). The etymology of Horam in Sussex is uncertain; Horham in Suffolk means ‘dirty or muddy homestead’, from Old English horh, horu ‘dirt, filth’ + hām ‘homestead’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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