Ord Name Meaning

English (Northumbria) and Scottish: habitational name from East Ord in Northumberland, named with Old English ord ‘point’. Compare Ort 3. English: from a Germanic personal name (see Ort 2). Scottish: habitational name from various minor places named with Gaelic ord ‘hammer’, used as a topographical term for a rounded hill.

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


Similar surnames: Ford, Ore, Orr, Ort, Old, Lord, Ard, Ori, Nord, Ory

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Ord Family Origin

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Ord Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Miner

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Miner and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ord. A less common occupation for the Ord family was Laborer. The most common Ord occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Ord's were Farmers.

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Between 1953 and 2004, Ord life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Ord in 1953 was 100, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ord

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