Orbach Family History

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Orbach Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Auerbach, in which the first element has become associated with German Ohr ‘ear’. Eastern German: variant of Urbach, a Sorbian pet form of Urban. German: habitational name from Orbach in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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

Similar surnames: Urbach, Bach, Brach, Drach, Erbach, Hubach, Orban, Umbach, Kubach

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Orbach Family Origin

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Orbach Family Occupations

What did your Orbach ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Dry Good Peddler and Shoemaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Orbach. The most common Orbach occupation in the USA was Dry Good Peddler. 50% of Orbach's were Dry Good Peddlers.

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  • Dry Good Peddler

  • Shoemaker


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Orbach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Orbach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orbach 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Orbach. 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 239 military records available for the last name Orbach. For the veterans among your Orbach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orbach Life Expectancy

What is the average Orbach lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Orbach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Orbach in 1957 was 57, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orbach

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orbach 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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