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Orbeck Name Meaning

Norwegian (Ørbeck): habitational name from a farm name a compound of Old Norse aurrithi ‘trout’ and bekkr ‘brook creek’. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the less common variant Ørbæk. Danish (Ørbeck): from Old Norse eyrr ‘sand bank sand point’ and bekkr ‘brook creek’. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the more common variant Ørbæk.

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


Similar surnames: Osbeck, Norbeck, Forbeck, Torbeck, Vorbeck, Beck, Overbeck, Brobeck

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Where is the Orbeck family from?

You can see how Orbeck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orbeck family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Orbeck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Orbeck families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Orbeck's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Orbeck families in 1880.
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What did your Orbeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Orbeck. 37% of Orbeck men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Carpenter
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
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Census Records

There are 879 census records available for the last name Orbeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orbeck 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 237 immigration records available for the last name Orbeck. 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 221 military records available for the last name Orbeck. For the veterans among your Orbeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orbeck lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Orbeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Orbeck in 1955 was 60, and 91 in 2003.

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