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Oris Family History

Oris Name Meaning

topographic name from Old French horis, a hill name. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ald ‘old’ + ric ‘power’, ‘rule’.

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


Similar surnames: Boris, Oros, Doris, Aris, Ris, Loris, Orio, Ori, Bois, Orr

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Where is the Oris family from?

You can see how Oris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oris families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Oris families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Oris's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Oris families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oris. 34% of Oris men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Oris women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oris were Salesman and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Painter
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Finisher
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Oris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oris 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 587 immigration records available for the last name Oris. 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 795 military records available for the last name Oris. For the veterans among your Oris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oris lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Oris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Oris in 1961 was 59, and 88 in 2004.

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