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Orleans Name Meaning

French (Orléans): habitational name from the city so named in Loiret.

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


Similar surnames: Orban, Norland, Organ, Erland, Morland, Borland, Orians, Odland, Olea

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Orleans Family Origin

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Orleans Family Occupations

What did your Orleans ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Orleans occupation in the USA was Architect. 17% of Orleans's were Architects. Architect, Bartender and Foreman Quarry were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orleans. A less common occupation for the Orleans family was Keeping House.

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  • Architect

    17%
  • Bartender

    17%
  • Foreman Quarry

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%

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

Orleans Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Orleans Life Expectancy

What is the average Orleans lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Orleans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Orleans in 1962 was 65, and 85 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orleans

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orleans 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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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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