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Dictionary of American Family Names,
Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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Danish: habitational name from any of several places called �rum, named as a compound of �r ?gravel beach? + hem ?dwelling?. This name is also found in Norway, of Danish origin.

English: variant of Orme 1.

Northern English: from the Old Norse personal name Ormr, originally a byname meaning ?snake?, ?serpent?, ?dragon?.

French: topographic name for someone who lived near a conspicuous elm tree, from Old French orme (Latin ulmus).

Where Orum Families lived in the US in 1840: "Distribution of Orum Families in the US in 1840"


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