Ortel Family History

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Ortel Name Meaning

German (Örtel): variant (unrounded) of Ertel.

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


Similar surnames: Oertel, Orgel, Ertel, Hormel, Orell, Mertel, Ortez, Morel, Ort, Orne

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Ortel Family Origin

Where is the Ortel family from?

Ortel Family Occupations

What did your Ortel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ortel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Ortel's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ortel. A less common occupation for the Ortel family was Farm Hand.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Butcher

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Farm Hand

    8%

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

Ortel Historical Records

What Ortel family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Ortel

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ortel. 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 Ortel. For the veterans among your Ortel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ortel Life Expectancy

What is the average Ortel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ortel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ortel in 1962 was 72, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ortel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ortel 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.

Famous Ortel Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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