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Oran Family History

Oran Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Orran, an assimilated form of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements aud ‘wealth’ + hramn ‘raven’.

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


Similar surnames: Horan, Organ, Toran, Moran, Foran, Orban, Bran, Oren, Orman, Boran

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Where is the Oran family from?

You can see how Oran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oran families were found in the USA in 1920, and the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Oran families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Oran's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Oran families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oran surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oran. 25% of Oran men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Oran women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oran were Truck Driver and Folder.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Housewife
    27%
  • Helper
    14%
  • Folder
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Oran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oran 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 Oran. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 950 military records available for the last name Oran. For the veterans among your Oran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oran lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Oran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Oran in 1954 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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