Ortloff Family History

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Ortloff Name Meaning

Southern German: from the personal name Ortolf, composed of the Germanic elements ord ‘point (of a weapon)’ + wulf ‘wolf’.

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

Similar surnames: Egloff, Harloff, Dethloff, Orloff, Radloff, Gerloff, Olthoff, Osthoff

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Ortloff Family Origin

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Ortloff Family Occupations

What did your Ortloff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ortloff. A less common occupation for the Ortloff family was Gardner. The most common Ortloff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Ortloff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter

  • Gardner


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

Ortloff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ortloff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ortloff 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 204 immigration records available for the last name Ortloff. 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 706 military records available for the last name Ortloff. For the veterans among your Ortloff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ortloff Life Expectancy

What is the average Ortloff lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ortloff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ortloff in 1958 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ortloff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ortloff 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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