Ormerod Family History

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Ormerod Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire, called Ormerod, from the Old Norse personal name Ormr (see Orme 1) or Ormarr (a compound of orm ‘serpent’ + herr ‘army’) + Old English rod ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Orme, Dormer, Osmer, Armwood, Herod, Wormwood, Otero, Armer, Norrod

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Ormerod Family Origin

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Ormerod Family Occupations

What did your Ormerod ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ormerod occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 13% of Ormerod's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Ormerod family was Clerk In Woolen Mill. Blacksmith, Boat Builder and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ormerod.

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  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Boat Builder

    13%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Clerk In Woolen Mill

    13%

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Ormerod Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ormerod Life Expectancy

What is the average Ormerod lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ormerod life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Ormerod in 1953 was 71, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ormerod

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ormerod 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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