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Ortega Family History

Ortega Name Meaning
Spanish (from Galician): habitational name from Ortega in A Coruña province.Spanish: nickname from ortega ‘(female) black grouse’ (from Greek ortyx ‘quail’).Southern French (Occitan): topographic name from Occitan ortiga ‘nettle’ (Latin urtica, French ortie).

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

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Name Distribution of Ortega Families

  • Number of Ortega families
     132 - 261
     45 - 131
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ortega Family Origin

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Ortega Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ortega

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Ortega Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Ortega Civil War Service Records

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