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.



Antrim 107
Armagh 70
Cavan 6
Donegal 38
Down 122
Fermanagh 4
Londonderry 77
Monaghan 15
Tyrone 79

Total Householders recorded in Griffith`s  Valuation : 518

Click here for breakdown by Civil Parish  within County.

Antrim  Armagh  Cavan  Donegal  Down  Fermanagh  Londonderry
Monaghan  Tyrone

An excellent site for Griffiths Valuation with search engine and related maps is at http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation

 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)

Orr in Parish of Grey Abbey

Orr in Parish of Newtownards

Orr in Parish of Killinchy, Parish of Bangor, Parish of Donaghadee

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