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Ortmann Name Meaning

German:: variant of Ort nickname for someone who acted as an arbitrator or judge casting the decisive vote in the event of a tie Middle High German ortman.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Fortmann, Portmann, Wortmann, Ohlmann, Ortman, Gramann, Borgmann

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Where is the Ortmann family from?

You can see how Ortmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ortmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ortmann families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Ortmann families living in Wisconsin. This was about 23% of all the recorded Ortmann's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Ortmann families in 1880.
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What did your Ortmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ortmann. 15% of Ortmann men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Ortmann women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ortmann were Machinist and Farmer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ortmann. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ortmann. For the veterans among your Ortmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ortmann lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ortmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ortmann in 1956 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

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