Orrison Family History

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Orrison Name Meaning

Apparently an English patronymic from Orris; however, the surname does not occur in current British records.

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

Similar surnames: Arrison, Jordison, Morison, Orris, Garrison, Morrison, Harrison

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Orrison Family Origin

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Orrison Family Occupations

What did your Orrison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Orrison family was Retail Grocer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orrison. The most common Orrison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Orrison's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Merchant

  • Retail Grocer


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

Orrison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Orrison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orrison 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 138 immigration records available for the last name Orrison. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Orrison. For the veterans among your Orrison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orrison Life Expectancy

What is the average Orrison lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Orrison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Orrison in 1959 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orrison 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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