I'm trying to understand how the surname Ormond originated.
It is clustered primarily in South West Wales, Dublin and Angus in Scotland.
In Dublin, the surname comes from a place name in East Munster, Urhumhain, but how it came to be found in other places is a complete mystery to me.
The south West Wales branch may simply be an immigration, but I find that explanation makes less sense for Angus. There was an Earldom of Ormond in Angus but the surname predates this as I know of a Mathow Ormond who is recorded on Scotland's people in the 1500s.
In the 1500s and 1600s, the surname is not found anywhere in Scotland outside of Angus.