How did the surname Ormond originate?

Irish (common in Cork and Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruaidh ‘descendant of Ruadh’, a byname meaning ‘red’, altered by folk etymology to resemble a regional name from the ancient region of East Munster known as Ormond (Gaelic Ur Mhumhain).

What nationality is the last name Ormond?


Ormond or Ormand is an old surname, originated in Ireland and Scotland, but also occurring nowadays in Portugal (mainly Azores), Brazil, England, Wales, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Is Ormond a French name?

The surname Ormond is derived from Anglo-French “butuiller,” which comes from the Old French word “bouteillier.” These words are ultimately derived from the Latin words “buticularius,” and “buticula,” which mean “bottle.” The Gaelic form of the surname Ormond is de Buitléir.

What does the word Ormond mean?

as a boys’ name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ormond is “mountain of bears; spear or ship protector“. Also (Irish, Gaelic) “red”. An Irish surname. Also form of Armand. ASSOCIATED WITH old english, mountain, spear (warrior), protector (defender), red, surname.

What was the surname of the earl of Ormond?

James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond

James Butler
Earl of Ormond
Tenure 1539–1546
Predecessor Piers, 8th Earl of Ormond
Successor Thomas, 10th Earl of Ormond

Who is the current Duke of Ormond?

James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormond.

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