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Ortego Name Meaning

Spanish: possibly a nickname from a variant of Ortega 2; from the masculine form, i.e. ‘black cock’.

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


Similar surnames: Ortega, Ortegon, Ortez, Borrego, Otero, Arvelo, Sego, Loredo, Reo

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Ortego Family Origin

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Ortego Family Occupations

What did your Ortego ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ortego occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Ortego's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ortego. A less common occupation for the Ortego family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • At Home

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ortego ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ortego Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ortego. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ortego. For the veterans among your Ortego ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ortego Life Expectancy

What is the average Ortego lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ortego life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ortego in 1954 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ortego

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ortego ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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