Ore Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Oare in Berkshire, Kent, and Wiltshire, or Ore in East Sussex, all named with Old English ora ‘shore’, ‘hill-slope’, ‘flat-topped ridge’. It may also be a topographic name from the same element, though Reaney and Wilson consider that in general this would have had an initial N-. Compare Noah 2. Scottish: possibly from the Sussex place name.

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

Similar surnames: Orr, Ord, Dore, Gore, Orem, Oren, Ure, Nore, Ort, Re

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Ore Family Origin

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Ore Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ore. 32% of Ore men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Ore women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ore were Engineer and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
  • Stenographer
  • clerk
  • Bookkeeper

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Ore Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Ore Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ore in 1955 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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