Orris Family History

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Orris Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): from a vernacular form of the Latin name Horatius, which, according to Reaney and Wilson, was apparently taken to England during the Renaissance in the Italian form Horatio.

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

Similar surnames: Morris, Norris, Borris, Corris, Duris, Orvis, Ferris, Ris, Reis

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Orris Family Origin

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Orris Family Occupations

What did your Orris ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Orris occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Orris's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Orris family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orris.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Miner

  • Farming


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

Orris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Orris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orris 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 707 immigration records available for the last name Orris. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Orris. For the veterans among your Orris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orris Life Expectancy

What is the average Orris lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Orris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Orris in 1945 was 27, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orris

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orris 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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