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Orth Family History

Orth Name Meaning

North German: variant spelling of Ort 3. German and French: from a short form of a compound personal name formed with ort ‘point (of a weapon)’, as the first element (for example, Ortlieb).

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


Similar surnames: Ort, North, Ott, Borth, Ohrt, Korth, Ortt, Forth, Artz, Horth

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Where is the Orth family from?

You can see how Orth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orth family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Orth families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Orth families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 54% of all the recorded Orth's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Orth families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Orth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Orth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Orth. 17% of Orth men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Orth women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orth were Clerk 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
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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What Orth family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Orth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orth 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Orth. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Orth. For the veterans among your Orth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orth lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Orth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Orth in 1947 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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