Orel Name Meaning

Czech, Ukrainian, Slovenian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Czech, Ukrainian, and Slovenian orel ‘eagle’, or (in Czech) habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by the sign of an eagle. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Orl, a pet form of Aaron.

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


Similar surnames: Vorel, Oren, Orzel, Krol, Morel, Borel, Oder, Orgel, Ore, Orell

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Orel Family Origin

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Orel Family Occupations

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  • Farm Laborer

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Segar Maker

    33%

In 1880, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Orel. A less common occupation for the Orel family was Segar Maker. The most common Orel occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 33% of Orel's were Farm Laborers.

Source: Census data for Orel | Data not to scale

Orel Historical Records

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Orel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2004, Orel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Orel in 1964 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orel

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