Orrell Family History

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Orrell Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from either of two minor places in Lancashire called Orell, from Old English ora ‘ore’ + hyll ‘hill’, probably denoting a hill with deposits of iron ore. Reaney and Wilson also mention a medieval female personal name, Orella, but there is no evidence of a link with the surname. Swedish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Gorrell, Worrell, Cornell, Correll, Morrell, Orell, Oswell, Borrello

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Orrell Family Origin

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Orrell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Orrell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Orrell's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orrell. A less common occupation for the Orrell family was Laborer.

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Orrell Historical Records

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Orrell Life Expectancy

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