George Orr

1 January 1777–
Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Orr was born on 1 January 1777, his father, Alexander Orr, was 20 and his mother, Margaret Ramsey, was 17. He lived in Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland in 1777.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Orr
1757–1832
Margaret Ramsey
1760–1830
Robert Orr
1773–
Andrew Orr
1781–
George Orr
1777–
Jean Orr
1781–
Elizabeth Orr
1782–1850
Mary Orr
1783–
William Orr
1786–1857
Mary Margaret Orr
1786–1857
Robert Orr
1790–1846
James Orr Sr.
1792–1830
Margaret Orr
1794–1880
John Orr
1795–1873
Andrew Orr
1796–
Alexander Orr II
1798–1883
Nancy McKinney Orr
1801–1885
David Murphy Orr
1801–1891
Patrick Orr
1803–

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Orr

    Male1757–1832Male

    Female1760–1830Female

siblings

(17)

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World Events (7)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 25

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 34

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 38

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: from the Old Norse byname Orri ‘blackcock’ (the male black grouse).2 Scottish: nickname for someone with a sallow complexion, from Gaelic odhar ‘pale’, ‘dun’.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived on a shore or ridge, from Old English ōra ‘shore’, ‘hill-slope’, ‘flat-topped ridge’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word ( see Ore ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • George Orr, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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