Orell Family History

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Orell Name Meaning

Catalan and Swiss German: from a personal name derived from the Latin name Aurelius. Swedish: variant of Orrell.

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

Similar surnames: Torell, Orrell, Morell, Rosell, Krell, Korell, Norell, Orel, Corell

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Orell Family Origin

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Orell Family Occupations

What did your Orell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ring Traveller Polisher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Orell.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Ring Traveller Polisher

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Orell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Orell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orell 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 513 immigration records available for the last name Orell. 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 637 military records available for the last name Orell. For the veterans among your Orell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orell Life Expectancy

What is the average Orell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Orell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Orell in 1962 was 82, and 91 in 2003.

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