Orem Family History

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Orem Name Meaning

Scottish (Angus): of uncertain origin; Black suggests it may be a habitational name from a place in England called Oram or Orem, or possibly a variant of Orme. Probably also an altered spelling of German Ohrem, a habitational name from a place near Wolfenbüttel called O(h)rum.

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

Similar surnames: Ore, Orum, Oren, Orey, Grum, Cram, Arel, Rew, Rom, Orel

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Orem Family Origin

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Orem Family Occupations

What did your Orem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Orem. 11% of Orem men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Orem women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orem were Clerk and House Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • House Work

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

Orem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Orem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orem 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 Orem. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Orem. For the veterans among your Orem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orem Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Orem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Orem in 1953 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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