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Orbach Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Auerbach, in which the first element has become associated with German Ohr ‘ear’. Eastern German: variant of Urbach, a Sorbian pet form of Urban. German: habitational name from Orbach in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Urbach, Bach, Brach, Drach, Erbach, Hubach, Orban, Umbach, Kubach

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Where is the Orbach family from?

You can see how Orbach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orbach family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Orbach families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Orbach families living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Orbach's in the USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Orbach families in 1880.
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What did your Orbach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Weaver and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Orbach. 22% of Orbach men worked as a Weaver and 67% of Orbach women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orbach were Clerk and Teacher.

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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

  • Weaver
    22%
  • Proprietor
    22%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Clerk
    22%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    67%
  • Teacher
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Orbach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orbach 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 Orbach. 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 239 military records available for the last name Orbach. For the veterans among your Orbach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orbach lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Orbach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Orbach in 1957 was 57, and 85 in 2004.

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