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Orman Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Ormond. Dutch: from a derivative of Horn suffixed by man ‘man’, or the topographic or habitational name van Hoorn, denoting someone who lived by a pointed or curved geographical feature (Dutch hoorn). Hungarian (Ormán): from Ormán, an old secular personal name. Jewish (Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish orem ‘poor’ + man ‘man’. Southern English: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Osman, Dorman, Norman, Oman, Gorman, Oxman, Arman, Forman, Urman

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You can see how Orman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Orman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 28 Orman families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Orman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Orman families in 1911.
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What did your Orman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Orman. 84% of Orman 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
    84%
  • Labourer
    17%
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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Orman. For the veterans among your Orman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Orman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Orman in 1950 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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