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Organ Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a player of a musical instrument (any musical instrument, not necessarily what is now known as an organ), from Middle English organ (Old French organe, Late Latin organum ‘device’, ‘(musical) instrument’, Greek organon ‘tool’, from ergein ‘to work or do’). English: from a rare medieval personal name, attested only in the Latinized forms Organus (masculine) and Organa (feminine). Its etymology is obscure; it may be a reworking of a Celtic name. French: habitational name from a place in the Hautes Pyrénées named Organ.

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

Similar surnames: Orban, Orman, Morgan, Oran, Osman, Olan, Jordan, Moran, Koran, Logan

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You can see how Organ families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Organ family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Organ families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 29 Organ families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Organ's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Organ families in 1911.
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What did your Organ ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Organ. 40% of Organ men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
  • Labourer
  • Electrolypte
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Organ. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Organ census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Organ. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Organ. For the veterans among your Organ ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Organ lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Organ life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Organ in 1945 was 33, and 82 in 2004.

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