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
Jean Carnegie Duke
Marriage: 30 November 1851
Margaret Dakers Oram
Agnes Cobb Oram
Andrew Oram
Alexander Oram
William Mann Oram
David Thomson Oram
Jean Jarvis Oram
Mary Ann Oram
John Smith Oram

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.


Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


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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