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Orio Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from any of various places named with Orio, for example Orio Canavese (Turni province, Piedmont), Orio al Serio (Bergamo province, Lombardy), Orio Litta (Milan province, Lombardy). Basque: habitational name from Orio in Gipuzkoa province. Japanese: not a common name in Japan. One version is written with a character pronounced chisha or chisa, a tree which is a sort of false persimmon. Other versions are written with characters used phonetically, or with a pair meaning ‘hanging tail’.

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


Similar surnames: Orso, Rio, Ori, Lorio, Oren, Oris, Toro, Oros, Rios, Arno

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Where is the Orio family from?

You can see how Orio families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orio family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Orio families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Orio family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Orio's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Orio families in 1840.
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What did your Orio ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Orio. 50% of Orio men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Orio women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orio were New Worker and Operator.

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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
    50%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    25%
  • Packer
    14%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Operator
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 670 immigration records available for the last name Orio. 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 861 military records available for the last name Orio. For the veterans among your Orio ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orio lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Orio life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Orio in 1964 was 80, and 87 in 2003.

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