Ory Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Orry-la-Ville in Oise, derived from the Latin personal name Aurius, Orius + suffix -acum, denoting the estate of a villa. German: from a personal name, Ory or Olry, derived from Latin aureus ‘golden’, which was borne by a 5th-century saint from Mainz. Hungarian (Ory): variant spelling of Ori (see Ori).

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

Similar surnames: Ury, Mory, Ori, Ort, Lory, Ord, Dory, Goy, Oury, Ore

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Ory Family Origin

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Ory Family Occupations

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In 1939, Govt Messenger H M S O and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ory. 34% of Ory men worked as a Govt Messenger H M S O and 50% of Ory women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ory were Solicitor Deputy Superintendent and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Govt Messenger H M S O
  • Motor Lorry Driver Provision (heavy Worker)
  • Solicitor Deputy Superintendent

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Bookkeeper Receptionist
  • Housewife Pension Old Ag
  • Private Means

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

Ory Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 952 military records available for the last name Ory. For the veterans among your Ory ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ory Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ory life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ory in 1957 was 39, and 86 in 2004.

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