Orf Name Meaning

German: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, from orfe, a species of freshwater fish.

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

Similar surnames: Ort, Korf, Corn, Kopf, Boff, Ore, Dorf, Off, Ory, Dort

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Orf Family Origin

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Orf Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Orf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Orf's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orf. A less common occupation for the Orf family was Black Smith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Black Smith


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Orf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Orf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orf 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 394 immigration records available for the last name Orf. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Orf. For the veterans among your Orf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orf Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Orf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Orf in 1952 was 20, and 79 in 2004.

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