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Find more Orter relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 77 more people named Orter in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 21 people named Orter in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 367% more people named Orter in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 98 people named Orter were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 4% were disabled
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 14 adults were unmarried

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Orter families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 11 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most immigrants originated from Mexico
  • The most common mother tongue was Portuguese
  • 71% were born in foreign countries