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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Orey

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Alt. Meaning

O is for observant, nothing gets by you!

R is for rational, the way you think.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

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Popularity of Orey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Orey U.S.
  White 70.45% 64.26%
  African American 21.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Orey

People with the last name Orey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Orey

  • How Popular is the name Orey? Orey is the 40,116th most popular name of all time. As a last name Orey was the 64,559th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Orey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 79 babies born with the first name Orey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Orey to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Orey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Orey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Orey is Sunday, August 1st, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Orey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Orey was in 1987 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Orey: Your name in reverse order is Yero. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yroe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Orey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 308 people with the last name Orey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Orey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Orey as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Oreys Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Orey born Jul 4, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 1075. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).