Ortiz Family History

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Ortiz Name Meaning

Spanish: patronymic from the Basque personal name Orti (Latin Fortunius).

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

Similar surnames: Ruiz, Forti, Ori, Oltz, Ort, Artz, Orkin, Artis, Ortez, Ordaz

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Ortiz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ortiz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ortiz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Ortiz Family Origin

Where is the Ortiz family from?

Ortiz Family Occupations

What did your Ortiz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ortiz occupation in the USA was Laborer. 42% of Ortiz's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ortiz. A less common occupation for the Ortiz family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Ortiz Historical Records

What Ortiz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 368,000 census records available for the last name Ortiz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ortiz 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 88,000 immigration records available for the last name Ortiz. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Ortiz. For the veterans among your Ortiz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ortiz Life Expectancy

What is the average Ortiz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ortiz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ortiz in 1942 was 43, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ortiz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ortiz 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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