Orey Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Belgian: habitational name from a place called Oreye or Oerle in Liège province.

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


Similar surnames: Ore, Drey, Orem, Sorey, Ory, Lorey, Obey, Corey, Urey, Morey

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Orey Family Origin

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Orey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Barber

    13%
  • Driver

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Orey family was Driver. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orey. The most common Orey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Orey's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Orey | Data not to scale

Orey Historical Records

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Orey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Orey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Orey in 1960 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orey

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