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

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Silk Weaver

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orme. 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.

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Orme Historical Records

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Orme Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orme

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