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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ormsby

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Alt. Meaning

O is for organized, you always know where things are

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons Named Ormsby

Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel is an astronomer.


His career lasted from 1885 to 1891. Ormsby was born on August 21st, 1832 in Sandgate, Vermont. He died on October 24th, 1904.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ormsby

Alan Ormsby is a film director and screenwriter. Alan was born on December 14th, 1943 in United States.


He holds the title Major. William was born in 1814 in Greenville, Pennsylvania. He died on May 12th, 1860.


Waterman Lily Ormsby was an engraver and engraving. Waterman was born Waterman Lily Ormsby on September 9th, 1809 in Hampton, Connecticut. He died on November 1st, 1883.


Eric was born in 1941 in Atlanta, United States.


John was born in 1720 in Ireland. He died in 1805.


Brendan Ormsby is a soccer player for the Aston Villa F.C., Leeds United F.C., Shrewsbury Town F.C., Doncaster Rovers F.C., Scarborough F.C., Waterford United F.C., and Wigan Athletic F.C. Brendan was born on October 1st, 1960 in Birmingham, England.


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Popularity of Ormsby as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ormsby U.S.
  White 84.19% 64.26%
  African American 6.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ormsby

People with the last name Ormsby are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ormsby

  • How Popular is the name Ormsby? As a last name Ormsby was the 8,981st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ormsby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ormsby is Thursday, March 2nd, 1876.
  • How unique is the name Ormsby? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ormsby. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ormsby: Your name in reverse order is Ybsmro. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsoybm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ormsby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,643 people with the last name Ormsby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ormsby? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Ormsby as their last name.

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