Ort Family History
Ort Name Meaning
German:: from the ancient Germanic personal name Ort(o) a short form of various compound names with the first element ort ‘point (of a sword spear)’. This surname is also found in France. Compare Orth . topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or the end of a settlement from Middle High German ort in the transferred sense ‘tip extremity’ (in modern German the word has come to mean ‘point spot place’). habitational name from Ort in Bavaria Lower Saxony Schleswig-Holstein or Austria.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022