Orme Name Meaning

Northern English: from the Old Norse personal name Ormr, originally a byname meaning ‘snake’, ‘serpent’, ‘dragon’. French: topographic name for someone who lived near a conspicuous elm tree, from Old French orme (Latin ulmus).

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


Similar surnames: Forge, Ore, Force, Orne, Arne, Dormer, Brue, Gorse, Borne, Roe

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Orme Family Origin

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Orme Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Gentleman

    13%
  • Servant

    13%
  • Agent

    7%

In 1881, Farmer, Gentleman and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orme. A less common occupation for the Orme family was Agent. The most common Orme occupation in Canada was Farmer. 13% of Orme's were Farmers.

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Orme Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Orme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Orme in 1944 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orme

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