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> Has anyone come across the origins of the name Orchover,My guess is that it means that the family started out in a town with
> Orchevic,Orchowek or something similar?
a name like "Orkhow" in the early 1700s, before the family had a
surname, then moved to another town before it got a surname. (I.e.,
if you have the surname "Minsky," that means you weren't living
anywhere near Minsk when you go the surname. You only get a surname
based on a characteristic that seems a little unusual, in my opinion.)