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Ort Family History

Ort Name Meaning
Southern French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener or topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosed garden, Occitan ort (Latin hortus).German: from a Germanic personal name Ort, a short form of the various compound names with the first element ord ‘point’ (of a sword, spear).German: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or the end of a settlement, from Middle High German ort (see 2 above), in the transferred sense ‘tip’, ‘extremity’. In modern German the word has come to mean ‘point’, ‘spot’, ‘place’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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19,014 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
39,322 Military Records
1,816 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Ort Families

  • Number of Ort families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ort families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ort last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ort Family Origin

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Ort Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ort

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Ort Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Ort Civil War Service Records

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