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Orso Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Orso meaning ‘bear’ (from Latin ursus) or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bear (e.g. a large lumbering person). In some cases the name may be habitational referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. Compare Urso . Hungarian (Orsó): metonymic occupational name for a spinner from orsó ‘spinning wheel’.

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


Similar surnames: Orsi, Ours, Urso, Orio, Oriol, Boso, Oren, Ori, Ory, Orme

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Where is the Orso family from?

You can see how Orso families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orso family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Orso families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Orso families living in London. This was about 67% of all the recorded Orso's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Orso families in 1891.
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What did your Orso ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Orso. 26% of Orso men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Orso women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orso were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Mechanic
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farm Hand
    17%
  • New Worker
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Orso. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orso 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Orso. 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 768 military records available for the last name Orso. For the veterans among your Orso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orso lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Orso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Orso in 1959 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

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