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Origins of the Orr surname

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About the Orrs

We have a total number of 64291 records for people with the last name Orr.

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Where do most Orrs live?

In 1921, most Orrs lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Orrs

How common is your surname?

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

We have 37,500 records for the Orr surname. The oldest one dates back to 1701.

Who were Orrs most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Orr first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Orrs

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

Common Female occupations for Orrs in 1921
Dressmaker

210

Housekeeper

138

Domestic Servant

124

House Keeper

116

Annuitant

102

Common Male occupations for Orrs in 1921
Coal Miner

376

Farmer

187

Joiner

186

Carter

140

Weaver

136

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