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Orsburn Family History

Orsburn Name Meaning

English: variant of Osborne.

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


Similar surnames: Osburn, Orsborn, Osbun, Osbourn, Ozburn, Osborn, Ogburn, Ausburn

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Where is the Orsburn family from?

You can see how Orsburn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orsburn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Orsburn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Orsburn families living in London. This was about 42% of all the recorded Orsburn's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Orsburn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Orsburn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Orsburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Orsburn. 36% of Orsburn men worked as a Farmer and 57% of Orsburn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orsburn were Carpenter and Laundress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    57%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Laundress
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Orsburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orsburn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 76 immigration records available for the last name Orsburn. 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 Cards

There are 621 military records available for the last name Orsburn. For the veterans among your Orsburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orsburn lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Orsburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Orsburn in 1957 was 28, and 91 in 2004.

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