Orr Family History
Orr Name Meaning
English: from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Orre (Old Norse Orri originally a byname meaning ‘black grouse’). Scottish (southwestern): nickname from Scottish Gaelic odhar ‘dun of sallow complexion’. This surname is also common in Ireland. It was brought to Ulster from Scotland in the 17th century.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022