The surname Orren was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat in the parish Kennay and Henry Owrum was elected a councillor of Aberdeen in 1479.
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Karen Orren (b. 1942), American political scientist
Robert Orren, American Republican politician, Chair of Hempstead County Republican Party, 2003 
Frank Orren Lowden (1861-1943), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1904-12; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1906-11; Governor of Illinois, 1917-21 
Frank Orren Lowden (1861-1943), Republican Party politician, 25th Governor of Illinois, eponym of Lowden State Park
Orren W. Bates, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Sterling; Elected 1904
Orren D. Casselman (b. 1862), Canadian merchant and politician in Ontario
Orren C Hormell, professor of Government at Bowdoin College (1911-1953)
Orren S. French, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1900