Orme Family History

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Orme Name Meaning

Northern English: from the Old Norse personal name Ormr, originally a byname meaning ‘snake’, ‘serpent’, ‘dragon’. French: topographic name for someone who lived near a conspicuous elm tree, from Old French orme (Latin ulmus).

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

Similar surnames: Forge, Ore, Force, Orne, Arne, Dormer, Brue, Gorse, Borne, Roe

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Orme Family Origin

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Orme Family Occupations

What did your Orme ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Orme occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Orme's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Orme family was Silk Weaver. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orme.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Silk Weaver


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

Orme Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Orme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orme 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Orme. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Orme. For the veterans among your Orme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orme Life Expectancy

What is the average Orme lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Orme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Orme in 1944 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orme

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orme 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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