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Ortner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on the fringe of a village or settlement, from the oblique case of Middle High German ort in the sense ‘tip’, ‘extremity’ (see Ort 3) + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. In the Austrian Tyrol the name denoted a person who worked in a salt mine.

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


Similar surnames: Cortner, Bortner, Ordner, Oster, Borner, Fortner, Kroner, Horner

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Ortner Family Origin

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Ortner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Cigar Maker

    4%

In 1880, the most common Ortner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Ortner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ortner family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ortner.

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Ortner Historical Records

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Ortner Life Expectancy

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