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

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  • Laundress

    50%
  • Retired Baker

    50%

In 1881, Laundress and Retired Baker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Orel. The most common Orel occupation in the UK was Laundress. 50% of Orel's were Laundresss.

Source: Census data for Orel | Data not to scale

Orel Historical Records

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Orel Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orel

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