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Organ Family History

Organ Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a player of a musical instrument (any musical instrument, not necessarily what is now known as an organ), from Middle English organ (Old French organe, Late Latin organum ‘device’, ‘(musical) instrument’, Greek organon ‘tool’, from ergein ‘to work or do’).English: from a rare medieval personal name, attested only in the Latinized forms Organus (masculine) and Organa (feminine). Its etymology is obscure; it may be a reworking of a Celtic name.French: habitational name from a place in the Hautes Pyrénées named Organ.

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

181,203 Historical Documents with Organ on Ancestry.com
40,174 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,207 Military Records
3,953 Immigration Records
35,935 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Organ Families

  • Number of Organ families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Organ families
     270 - 537
     91 - 269
     1 - 90
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Organ families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Organ Family Origin

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Organ Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Organ

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Organ Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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