George Orr

25 July 1871–
County Antrim, Ireland

The Life of George

George Orr was born on 25 July 1871, in County Antrim, Ireland as the son of James Orr and Esther Pitt. He had at least 1 son with Mary Ann Lynas. He lived in Ireland in 1871.

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George Orr
Mary Ann Lynas
George Orr

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    James Orr


    Esther Pitt




World Events (3)


Age 48

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Age 49

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.

Age 51

Irish Civil War between the Free State army and IRA.

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 (3)

  • George Orr, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"
  • George Orr, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
  • George, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"

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