Orey Family History

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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

What did your Orey ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Driver


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Orey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Orey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Orey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Orey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Orey. For the veterans among your Orey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orey Life Expectancy

What is the average Orey lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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