Orten Family History

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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

What did your Orten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Orten. 37% of Orten men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Mechanic
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife

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

Orten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Orten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orten 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 318 immigration records available for the last name Orten. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Orten. For the veterans among your Orten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Orten Life Expectancy

What is the average Orten lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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