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Origins of the Orchard surname

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About the Orchards

We have a total number of 37993 records for people with the last name Orchard.

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Where do most Orchards live?

In 1921, most Orchards lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Orchards

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 33,700 records for the Orchard surname. The oldest one dates back to 1194.

Who were Orchards most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Orchard first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Orchard family members

Common jobs for Orchards

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Orchards in 1921
Dressmaker

179

Laundress

107

Domestic Servant

82

General Servant Domestic

72

General Servant

66

Common Male occupations for Orchards in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

214

Carpenter

125

General Labourer

113

Farm Labourer

97

Blacksmith

81

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