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Find more Ortman 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 72 less people named Ortman 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 1,575 people named Ortman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% less people named Ortman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,503 people named Ortman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 7 weeks of vacation a year
  • 118 women had paying jobs
  • 264 adults were unmarried
  • The typical household was 3 people

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

  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany