Orso Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Orso meaning ‘bear’ (from Latin ursus), or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bear (e.g. a large, lumbering person). In some cases the name may be habitational, denoting someone who lived in a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. Compare Urso. Hungarian (Orsó): metonymic occupational name for a spinner, from orsó ‘spinning wheel’.

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


Similar surnames: Orsi, Ours, Urso, Orio, Oriol, Boso, Oren, Ori, Ory, Orme

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Orso Family Origin

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Orso Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    29%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Orso family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orso. The most common Orso occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Orso's were Farmers.

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Between 1959 and 2004, Orso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Orso in 1959 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orso

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