Orth Family History

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Orth Name Meaning

North German: variant spelling of Ort 3. German and French: from a short form of a compound personal name formed with ort ‘point (of a weapon)’, as the first element (for example, Ortlieb).

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


Similar surnames: Ort, North, Ott, Borth, Ohrt, Korth, Ortt, Forth, Artz, Horth

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Orth Family Origin

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Orth Family Occupations

What did your Orth ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Assista and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Orth. 10% of Orth men worked as a Farm Assista and 44% of Orth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Orth were Butcher Heavy Work and Bussar

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Assista
    10%
  • Accounts Clerk Textile Man
    5%
  • Baker (master)
    5%
  • Butcher Heavy Work
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    44%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    7%
  • Bussar
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Orth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Orth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orth 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Orth. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Orth. For the veterans among your Orth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orth Life Expectancy

What is the average Orth lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Orth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Orth in 1947 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orth

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