Ortega Family History

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Ortega Name Meaning

Spanish (from Galician): habitational name from Ortega in A Coruña province. Spanish: nickname from ortega ‘(female) black grouse’ (from Greek ortyx ‘quail’). Southern French (Occitan): topographic name from Occitan ortiga ‘nettle’ (Latin urtica, French ortie).

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

Similar surnames: Ortego, Portera, Organ, Portugal, Morera, Porte, Corte, Arteaga

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Ortega Family Origin

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Ortega Family Occupations

What did your Ortega ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ortega. A less common occupation for the Ortega family was Farm Laborer. The most common Ortega occupation in the USA was Laborer. 41% of Ortega's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Ortega Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Ortega. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ortega 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Ortega. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Ortega. For the veterans among your Ortega ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ortega Life Expectancy

What is the average Ortega lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ortega life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1948. The average life expectancy for Ortega in 1942 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ortega

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ortega 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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