Orten Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Romsdal named Orten, probably originally an island name, from Old Norse Urptir, from an unrecorded word meaning ‘place where seabirds lay their eggs’.

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

Similar surnames: Oren, Porten, Osten, Orton, Oen, Uren, Osen, Olden, Olsen, Lorton

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Orten Family Origin

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Orten Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Orten family was Blacksmith. The most common Orten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Orten's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Orten.

Source: Census data for Orten | Data not to scale

Orten Historical Records

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Orten Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, Orten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Orten in 1959 was 51, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Orten

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