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Organ Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a player of a musical instrument (any musical instrument, not necessarily what is now known as an organ), from Middle English organ (Old French organe, Late Latin organum ‘device’, ‘(musical) instrument’, Greek organon ‘tool’, from ergein ‘to work or do’). English: from a rare medieval personal name, attested only in the Latinized forms Organus (masculine) and Organa (feminine). Its etymology is obscure; it may be a reworking of a Celtic name. French: habitational name from a place in the Hautes Pyrénées named Organ.

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


Similar surnames: Orban, Orman, Morgan, Oran, Osman, Olan, Jordan, Moran, Koran, Logan

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Organ Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Organ name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Organ. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    55%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    25%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Organ Family Origin

Where is the Organ family from?

Organ Family Occupations

What did your Organ ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Organ family was Labourer. The most common Organ occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 6% of Organ's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Organ.

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  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Organ ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Organ Historical Records

What Organ family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Organ. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Organ 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Organ. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Organ. For the veterans among your Organ ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Organ Life Expectancy

What is the average Organ lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Organ life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Organ in 1945 was 33, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Organ 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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