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Orris Family History

Orris Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): probably in most instances a variant of Orridge (see Orange 2 and ) with sibilation of the final palatal consonant to /ʃ/ and /s/ to give (H)orrish and (H)orris. It was sometimes associated with the personal name Horace in modern times by folk etymology. English (Essex): occasionally perhaps from the Middle English personal name Orace (from Latin Horatius possibly of Etruscan origin) but it was exceptionally rare in medieval England and is unlikely to be the main source of the surname.

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

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 USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 68 Orris families living in Suffolk. This was about 32% of all the recorded Orris's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Orris families in 1891.
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What did your Orris ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Orris. 50% of Orris men worked as a Carpenter joiner and 71% of Orris women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orris were Polisher Building and Household Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Carpenter joiner
  • Polisher Building

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • Household Duties
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Passenger Lists

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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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