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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Orth name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Orth. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Orth Family Origin

Where is the Orth family from?

Orth Family Occupations

What did your Orth ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Chairwoman and House Properitor (Proprietor) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Orth. The most common Orth occupation in the UK was Chairwoman. 50% of Orth's were Chairwomans.

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  • Chairwoman

  • House Properitor (Proprietor)


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

Orth Historical Records

What Orth family records will you find?

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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Orth 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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