Ore Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Oare in Berkshire, Kent, and Wiltshire, or Ore in East Sussex, all named with Old English ora ‘shore’, ‘hill-slope’, ‘flat-topped ridge’. It may also be a topographic name from the same element, though Reaney and Wilson consider that in general this would have had an initial N-. Compare Noah 2. Scottish: possibly from the Sussex place name.

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

Similar surnames: Orr, Ord, Dore, Gore, Orem, Oren, Ure, Nore, Ort, Re

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Ore Family Origin

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Ore Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ore family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ore. The most common Ore occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Ore's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ore in 1955 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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