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Orris Family History

Orris Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): from a vernacular form of the Latin name Horatius, which, according to Reaney and Wilson, was apparently taken to England during the Renaissance in the Italian form Horatio.

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

Similar surnames: Morris, Norris, Borris, Corris, Duris, Orvis, Ferris, Ris, Reis

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Where is the Orris family from?

You can see how Orris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Orris families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Orris families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Orris's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Orris families in 1911.
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What did your Orris ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Orris. 63% of Orris 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
  • Student

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 707 immigration records available for the last name Orris. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Orris. For the veterans among your Orris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orris lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Orris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Orris in 1945 was 27, and 83 in 2004.

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