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Ore Family History

Ore Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire):: habitational name from Woore (Shropshire). The placename derives from Old English wæfre ‘unstable wavering’ or wæfer ‘that which wanders or wavers’; the local topographic significance of this term is unclear. variant of Oare .

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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Where is the Ore family from?

You can see how Ore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ore families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Ore families living in Tennessee. This was about 39% of all the recorded Ore's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Ore families in 1840.
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What did your Ore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ore. 26% of Ore men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Ore women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ore were Clerk and Cook. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    21%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Ore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ore 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 Ore. 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 179,000 military records available for the last name Ore. For the veterans among your Ore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ore lifespan?

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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