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Orgill Family History

Orgill Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French orgueil ‘pride’. Compare Pride.

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


Similar surnames: Brill, Grill, Oriol, Gorrell, Cordell, Orrell, Hugill, Gill, Cowgill

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Where is the Orgill family from?

You can see how Orgill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orgill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Orgill families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 27 Orgill families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 46% of all the recorded Orgill's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Orgill families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Orgill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Orgill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Orgill. 42% of Orgill men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Orgill women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orgill were Operator and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    42%
  • Farmer
    35%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Orgill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orgill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Orgill. 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 Cards

There are 776 military records available for the last name Orgill. For the veterans among your Orgill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orgill lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Orgill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Orgill in 1940 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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