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Ortiz Family History

Ortiz Name Meaning

Spanish: patronymic from the Basque personal name Orti (Latin Fortunius).

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


Similar surnames: Ruiz, Forti, Ori, Oltz, Ort, Artz, Orkin, Artis, Ortez, Ordaz

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Where is the Ortiz family from?

You can see how Ortiz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ortiz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ortiz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Ortiz families living in Lancashire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ortiz's in the UK. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Ortiz families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ortiz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ortiz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Costurera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ortiz. 23% of Ortiz men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Ortiz women worked as a Costurera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ortiz were Jornalero and Maid.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Labrador
    11%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Jornalero
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Costurera
    8%
  • Sirvienta
    8%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Maid
    5%
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Census Records

There are 368,000 census records available for the last name Ortiz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ortiz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 88,000 immigration records available for the last name Ortiz. 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 Cards

There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Ortiz. For the veterans among your Ortiz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ortiz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ortiz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ortiz in 1942 was 43, and 67 in 2004.

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