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Ormsby Surname Origin
From orme, an elm, and by, a town; a name of a place surrounded by elms.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Ormsby Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Ormsby family history than the origin of your surname:
A Ormsby Family History Thought:
'People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burk