Orso Family History

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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, denoting someone who lived in 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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Orso Family Origin

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Orso Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Orso family was Laborer. The most common Orso occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Orso's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orso.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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Orso Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Orso Life Expectancy

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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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