Ormiston Family History

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Ormiston Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from places called Ormiston, in the former counties of Roxburgh and East Lothian, named with the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Ormr (see Orme 1) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Edmiston, Rolston, Whiston, Muston, Orton, Cranston, Wriston, Gritton

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Ormiston Family Origin

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Ormiston Family Occupations

What did your Ormiston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ormiston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Ormiston's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ormiston. A less common occupation for the Ormiston family was Insurance Agent.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Insurance Agent

    4%

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

Ormiston Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ormiston Life Expectancy

What is the average Ormiston lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ormiston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ormiston in 1944 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ormiston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ormiston 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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