Orwig Name Meaning

Germanized form of Norwegian Orvik.

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


Similar surnames: Orwick, Ori, Orvik, Orkin, Orris, Greig, Lorig, Orsi, Borin, Torvik

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Orwig Family Origin

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Orwig Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Orwig family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orwig. The most common Orwig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Orwig's were Farmers.

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Orwig Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Orwig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Orwig in 1952 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orwig

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