Orwig Family History

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Orwig Name Meaning

Germanized form of Norwegian Orvik.

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


Similar surnames: Orwick, Ori, Orvik, Orkin, Orris, Greig, Lorig, Orsi, Borin, Torvik

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Orwig Family Origin

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Orwig Family Occupations

What did your Orwig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Orwig family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orwig. The most common Orwig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Orwig's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Orwig Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Orwig Life Expectancy

What is the average Orwig lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Orwig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Orwig in 1952 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orwig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orwig 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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