Orten Family History

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Orten Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Romsdal named Orten, probably originally an island name, from Old Norse Urptir, from an unrecorded word meaning ‘place where seabirds lay their eggs’.

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

Similar surnames: Oren, Porten, Osten, Orton, Oen, Uren, Osen, Olden, Olsen, Lorton

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Orten Family Origin

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Orten Family Occupations

What did your Orten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Orten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Orten's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orten. A less common occupation for the Orten family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Orten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Orten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orten 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 318 immigration records available for the last name Orten. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Orten. For the veterans among your Orten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orten Life Expectancy

What is the average Orten lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Orten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Orten in 1959 was 51, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orten 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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