Ort Name Meaning

Southern French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener or topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosed garden, Occitan ort (Latin hortus). German: from a Germanic personal name Ort, a short form of the various compound names with the first element ord ‘point’ (of a sword, spear). German: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or the end of a settlement, from Middle High German ort (see 2 above), in the transferred sense ‘tip’, ‘extremity’. In modern German the word has come to mean ‘point’, ‘spot’, ‘place’.

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


Similar surnames: Port, Ost, Ott, Fort, Ohrt, Orth, Mort, Ord, Cort, Ori

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Ort Family Origin

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Ort Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Shoemaker

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ort family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ort. The most common Ort occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Ort's were Farmers.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Ort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1945. The average life expectancy for Ort in 1945 was 100, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ort

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