Orel Family History

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Orel Name Meaning

Czech, Ukrainian, Slovenian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Czech, Ukrainian, and Slovenian orel ‘eagle’, or (in Czech) habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by the sign of an eagle. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Orl, a pet form of Aaron.

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

Similar surnames: Vorel, Oren, Orzel, Krol, Morel, Borel, Oder, Orgel, Ore, Orell

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Orel Family Origin

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Orel Family Occupations

What did your Orel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Orel.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Orel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Orel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orel 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 744 immigration records available for the last name Orel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Orel. For the veterans among your Orel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orel Life Expectancy

What is the average Orel lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Orel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Orel in 1964 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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