Ory Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Orry-la-Ville in Oise, derived from the Latin personal name Aurius, Orius + suffix -acum, denoting the estate of a villa. German: from a personal name, Ory or Olry, derived from Latin aureus ‘golden’, which was borne by a 5th-century saint from Mainz. Hungarian (Ory): variant spelling of Ori (see Ori).

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

Similar surnames: Ury, Mory, Ori, Ort, Lory, Ord, Dory, Goy, Oury, Ore

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Ory Family Origin

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Ory Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ory. 19% of Ory men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Ory women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ory were Manager and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Butcher
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Secretary

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Ory Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 952 military records available for the last name Ory. For the veterans among your Ory ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ory Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ory life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ory in 1957 was 39, and 86 in 2004.

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