Orr


Orr
The ultimate origin of this name is believed to be topographic from the Olde English pre 7th Century "ora" meaning a shore or slope. Several places in England are named with this element including Oare in Berkshire, Wiltshire, Kent, etc., and Ore in Sussex. The first recording of the surname in England is at the beginning of the 13th Century, (see below). The surname is widely recorded in Renfrewshire, Scotland from the end of the 13th century. One, Hew Orr rendered homage in 1296. The occurence of the name in Ireland is comparatively modern i.e. mid 17th Century. On September 17th 1661 the christening of Arthur, son of Thomas and Saine Orr, is recorded in St. Michan's, Dublin. However, the majority of namebearers reside in the Ulster counties of Antrim, Down, Armagh and Tyrone.Alexander Ector Orr (1831 - 1914), born in Strabane (Co. Tyrone) was the pioneer of subways in New York City. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Agnes de (of) Ore. which was dated 1210 - The Pipe Rolls of Wiltshire. during the reign of King John Nickname "Lackland" 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Orr — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Benjamin Orr (1947–2000; eigentlich Benjamin Orzechowski), US amerikanischer Sänger und Bassist; Mitglied der Band The Cars Bobby Orr (* 1948), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Colton Orr (* 1982), kanadischer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ORR — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Orr — Orr, MN U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 249 Housing Units (2000): 135 Land area (2000): 1.340175 sq. miles (3.471036 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.011798 sq. miles (0.030556 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.351973 sq. miles (3.501592 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Orr, MN — U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 249 Housing Units (2000): 135 Land area (2000): 1.340175 sq. miles (3.471036 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.011798 sq. miles (0.030556 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.351973 sq. miles (3.501592 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • ORR — See Office of the Rail Regulator. Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010 …   Law dictionary

  • Orr — Orr, John, lord Boyd …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Orr — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Orr peut désigner : Patronyme Orr est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Benjamin Orr (1947 2000), musicien américain, joueur de basse et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Orr — Contents 1 Acronyms 2 Places 3 People 4 See also …   Wikipedia

  • Orr — noun Canadian hockey player (born 1948) • Syn: ↑Bobby Orr, ↑Robert Orr • Instance Hypernyms: ↑hockey player, ↑ice hockey player * * * /awr/, n. 1. Sir John Boyd. See Boyd Orr, Sir John …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orr — biographical name Bobby 1948 Robert Gordon Orr American (Canadian born) ice hockey player …   New Collegiate Dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.