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Ohrt Family History

Ohrt Name Meaning

from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old Saxon ort ‘point’, ‘sharp weapon’. topographic name for someone who lived in a nook or on a corner, Middle Low German ort, or a habitational name from any of several places in Oldenburg named Ohrt.

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


Similar surnames: Ort, Oest, Ott, Ohl, Ord, Mohr, Ohr, Ahr, Rohr, Port

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Where is the Ohrt family from?

You can see how Ohrt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ohrt family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ohrt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 32 Ohrt families living in Iowa. This was about 51% of all the recorded Ohrt's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Ohrt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ohrt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ohrt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ohrt. 40% of Ohrt men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Ohrt women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ohrt were Farm Hand and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Farm Hand
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ohrt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ohrt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ohrt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 713 military records available for the last name Ohrt. For the veterans among your Ohrt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ohrt lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ohrt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ohrt in 1960 was 55, and 52 in 2004.

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