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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Organ Family Origin

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Organ Family Occupations

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  • Commis

    17%
  • Farm Labourer

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Apprentice

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Organ family was Apprentice. Commis, Farm Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Organ. The most common Organ occupation in Canada was Commis. 17% of Organ's were Commiss.

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Organ Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Organ

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