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Orloff Name Meaning

Russian (Orlov) and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the nickname Oryol ‘eagle’, or a Jewish ornamental name taken from the vocabulary word. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Orl, taken as a pet form of Aaron. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of several villages called Orlovo, in Ukraine and Belarus.

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


Similar surnames: Kozloff, Boroff, Beloff, Medoff, Koff, Egloff, Ortloff, Dolloff

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Where is the Orloff family from?

You can see how Orloff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orloff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Orloff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Orloff families living in Illinois. This was about 41% of all the recorded Orloff's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Orloff families in 1880.
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What did your Orloff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Orloff. 21% of Orloff men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Orloff women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orloff were Proprietor and Secretary.

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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

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Typist
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Orloff. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Orloff. For the veterans among your Orloff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orloff lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Orloff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Orloff in 1950 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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