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Arora Surname Meaning

Indian (Punjab): from the name of a mercantile community of the Punjab. It is derived from a placename Aror (now called Rohri in Sindh Pakistan). According to legend the Aroras are of Kshatriya stock but denied their Kshatriya origin in order to escape persecution by Paras Ram (parašurāma in Sanskrit means ‘Rama with the axe’). They called themselves Aur which means ‘someone else’ in Hindi and Punjabi.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hora, Arata, Parola, Barra, Arra, Rosa, Dora, Arras, Troia, Vora

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Where is the Arora family from?

You can see how Arora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arora family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Arora families were found in USA in 1920. In 1841 there was 1 Arora family living in Renfrewshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Arora's in Scotland. Renfrewshire had the highest population of Arora families in 1841.
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What did your Arora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Arora. 100% of Arora men worked as a Fisherman. .

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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

  • Fisherman
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Census Records

There are 491 census records available for the last name Arora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arora 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 387 immigration records available for the last name Arora. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 51 military records available for the last name Arora. For the veterans among your Arora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arora lifespan?

Between 1978 and 2004, in the United States, Arora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Arora in 1978 was 42, and 46 in 2004.

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