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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ord name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ord. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Ord Family Origin

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Ord Family Occupations

What did your Ord ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Ord Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Ord. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ord census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ord. 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 Card

There are 42,000 military records available for the last name Ord. For the veterans among your Ord ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ord Life Expectancy

What is the average Ord lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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