Orange Family History

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Orange Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. A certain William de Orenge mentioned in Domesday Book probably derives his name from Orange in Mayenne. Later medieval examples probably come from a female personal , Orenge, of obscure derivation. French: habitational name from a place in Vaucluse.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Grange, Gange, Ozanne, Drage, Ranger, Oran, Range, Ange, France

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Orange Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Orange name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Orange. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Orange Family Origin

Where is the Orange family from?

Orange Family Occupations

What did your Orange ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Orange occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 4% of Orange's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orange. A less common occupation for the Orange family was Farmer.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Orange ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Orange Historical Records

What Orange family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Orange. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orange census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Orange. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Orange. For the veterans among your Orange ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orange Life Expectancy

What is the average Orange lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Orange life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Orange in 1945 was 67, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orange

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orange ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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