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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (O)
Ormiston Clan

EMail: Harry A Ormiston
In the United States are over 700 Ormistons, scattered all over the country. Many also are listed at deviations of the name, such as Ormister, Ormsby, Ormston, Ormiton Etc. The name has been traced as far back as 400 A.D. where they settled in Kent.  In 1066 King Harod stripped them of their land titles and in disgust, many moved into what is now Scotland. I was not able to research the history of the small town of Ormiston in East Lothian, near the town of Pencaitland. It is a town divided between old and new. When first arriving you are in the older part where the building show signs of great age, but to the west are modern homes, I saw no signs of the popular row houses, but was captivated by the stone buildings that I felt had to be part of an ancient history. I learned that there was only one Ormiston residing in the village, whether I was being kidded or not I do not kow, but he was claimed to be the mayor, and such a poor one, the retired miners at the miners club offered to make me the mayor, then and there. Some day I shall return and spend a day in the court house until I know all there is to know about the towns history

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