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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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Where is the Ory family from?

You can see how Ory families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ory family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ory families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Ory families living in Quebec. This was about 80% of all the recorded Ory's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Ory families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ory surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ory ancestors do for a living?

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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Butcher
    9%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ory. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ory census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ory. 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 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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What is the average Ory lifespan?

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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