Orendorff Family History

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Orendorff Name Meaning

Respelling of German Ohrendorf, a habitational name, perhaps from Ohrdruf, near Gotha, or alternatively a variant of Ohrdorf, from Ohrdorf, a place on the Ohre river in Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Orendorf, Orndorff, Arensdorf, Bendorf, Ohlendorf, Ostendorf

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Orendorff Family Origin

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Orendorff Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Orendorff family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orendorff. The most common Orendorff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Orendorff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Orendorff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Orendorff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orendorff 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 145 immigration records available for the last name Orendorff. 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 722 military records available for the last name Orendorff. For the veterans among your Orendorff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orendorff Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Orendorff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Orendorff in 1959 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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