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Orman Name Meaning

Irish Scottish and English: variant of Ormond . English (southern): late variant of Awmon(d) itself a variant of Almond Hammon or Hammond . The name may also have been confused with Herman or Harman . English: variant of Horman . Hungarian (Ormán): from the old personal name Ormán. Turkish: ornamental or topographic name from orman ‘wood forest’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): perhaps a nickname from Yiddish orem ‘poor’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Osman, Dorman, Norman, Oman, Gorman, Oxman, Arman, Forman, Urman

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Where is the Orman family from?

You can see how Orman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Orman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Orman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Orman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Orman families in 1840.
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What did your Orman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Orman. 22% of Orman men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Orman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orman were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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What is the average Orman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Orman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Orman in 1950 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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