Ortega Family History

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Ortega Name Meaning

Spanish (from Galician): habitational name from Ortega in A Coruña province. Spanish: nickname from ortega ‘(female) black grouse’ (from Greek ortyx ‘quail’). Southern French (Occitan): topographic name from Occitan ortiga ‘nettle’ (Latin urtica, French ortie).

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

Similar surnames: Ortego, Portera, Organ, Portugal, Morera, Porte, Corte, Arteaga

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Ortega Family Origin

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Ortega Family Occupations

What did your Ortega ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the CA named Ortega.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier

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Ortega Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Ortega. For the veterans among your Ortega ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ortega Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ortega life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1948. The average life expectancy for Ortega in 1942 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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