Orr Name Meaning

Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: from the Old Norse byname Orri ‘blackcock’ (the male black grouse). Scottish: nickname for someone with a sallow complexion, from Gaelic odhar ‘pale’, ‘dun’. English: topographic name for someone who lived on a shore or ridge, from Old English ora ‘shore’, ‘hill-slope’, ‘flat-topped ridge’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (see Ore).

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


Similar surnames: Ore, Torr, Ord, Hoar, Ort, Mohr, Corn, Rohr, Borr, Ori

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Orr Family Origin

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Orr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Orr family was Annuitant. The most common Orr occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Orr's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orr.

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Orr Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Orr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Orr in 1944 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orr

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