Ortner Family History
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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