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

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Orf Family Origin

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Orf Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Black Smith

    4%

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

Source: Census data for Orf | Data not to scale

Orf Historical Records

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Orf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orf

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