Orkin Family History

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Orkin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Orke, a pet form of Aaron + the eastern Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Arkin, Sorkin, Markin, Dworkin, Eskin, Brin, Okin, Onken, Larkin

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Orkin Family Origin

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Orkin Family Occupations

What did your Orkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, clerk Express and Pres. Lea T. Coolege were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Orkin. The most common Orkin occupation in the USA was Clerk Express. 50% of Orkin's were Clerk Expresss.

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  • Clerk Express

  • Pres. Lea T. Coolege


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

Orkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Orkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orkin 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 Orkin. 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 270 military records available for the last name Orkin. For the veterans among your Orkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Orkin lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Orkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Orkin in 1945 was 23, and 53 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orkin 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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