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Orvin Name Meaning

French (Normandy): metonymic occupational name for a flour merchant, from a diminutive of orve ‘wheatflour’.

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


Similar surnames: Organ, Train, Corbin, Brin, Irvin, Gervin, Oran, Savin, Bruin, Corvin

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Orvin Family Origin

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Orvin Family Occupations

What did your Orvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Orvin family was Dig Teller. Farmer, Laborer and Book Agt were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orvin. The most common Orvin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Orvin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Book Agt

    7%
  • Dig Teller

    7%

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

Orvin Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Orvin Life Expectancy

What is the average Orvin lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Orvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Orvin in 1961 was 48, and 96 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orvin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orvin 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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