Ort Name Meaning

Southern French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener or topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosed garden, Occitan ort (Latin hortus). German: from a Germanic personal name Ort, a short form of the various compound names with the first element ord ‘point’ (of a sword, spear). German: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or the end of a settlement, from Middle High German ort (see 2 above), in the transferred sense ‘tip’, ‘extremity’. In modern German the word has come to mean ‘point’, ‘spot’, ‘place’.

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


Similar surnames: Port, Ost, Ott, Fort, Ohrt, Orth, Mort, Ord, Cort, Ori

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Ort Family Origin

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Ort Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Farm Laborour and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ort. The most common Ort occupation in Canada was Farmer. 57% of Ort's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ort family was Farmers Son.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Farm Laborour

    14%
  • Farmer Son

    14%
  • Farmers Son

    14%

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Ort Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Ort Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1945. The average life expectancy for Ort in 1945 was 100, and 74 in 2004.

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