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Oren Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Horn. Americanized form of Norwegian Øren, a habitational name from any of about thirty farmsteads, mainly on the west coast of Norway, named Øyra, from Old Norse eyrr ‘delta’, ‘sandbank’. Americanized spelling of German Ohren. Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew oren ‘pine tree’. In some cases it may be a substitute for some original Ashkenazic name of similar sound or meaning, e.g. Tannenbaum or Sosna.

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

Similar surnames: Osen, Uren, Oyen, Oen, Toren, Ren, Koren, Orten, Horen, Oden

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Where is the Oren family from?

You can see how Oren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oren families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Oren families living in Alberta. This was about 40% of all the recorded Oren's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Oren families in 1911.
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What did your Oren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oren. 17% of Oren men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Oren women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oren were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oren. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Oren. For the veterans among your Oren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oren lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Oren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Oren in 1954 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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