Distribution of ORR in the
Griffith Valuation and Tithe Applotments.
This report from the Ulster Historical Foundation site at
www.ancestryireland.com provides an indication as to
the parishes and counties in the ancient province of
Ulster ( the 9 counties of Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Donegal,
Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Monaghan and Tyrone) where
the surname is almost exclusively found. This may help in
providing a focus for a search in a case where only the
county of origin of an ancestor is known.
The report is based on the 'Index to Surnames' or
'Householders Index' that was compiled by the staff of the
National Library of Ireland in the 1960's. Although this
Index covers surnames only and gives no precise references
to the documents for the parish where the surnames appear,
it does record the occurrence of properties occupied by
Orr`s in each of the civil parishes of a county. It covers
the surnames of farmers (usually leaseholders) in the
Tithe Applotment books compiled 1823 -1838 and also all
names of property occupiers in the printed version of the
tenement valuation, known as 'Griffith Valuation',
covering all properties in Ulster 1857-1864. Whilst
it records the exact number of householders in
the case of the Griffith Valuation, it
provides only an indication of the presence or
absence of a surname in the Tithe Applotment books.
Total Householders recorded in Griffith`s
Valuation : 518
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Griffiths valuation, including sub lets and probable relatives.
Orr in Comber Parish ,
Orr in the Parish of Shankill.
Orr in Parish of Ardkeen ,
Parish of Inishargy, St Andrews (Ballyhalbert)
in Parish of Grey Abbey
Orr in Parish of
Orr in Parish of
Killinchy, Parish of Bangor, Parish of Donaghadee
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