Ortwein Family History

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Ortwein Name Meaning

South German: from the Germanic personal name Ortwin, composed of the elements ord ‘point (of a weapon)’ + wine ‘friend’.

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

Similar surnames: Gutwein, Ellwein, Litwin, Wein, Trautwein, Thein, Osten, Oetken

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Ortwein Family Origin

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Ortwein Family Occupations

What did your Ortwein ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ortwein family was Gen Merchant. The most common Ortwein occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Ortwein's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Carriage Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ortwein.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Carriage Maker

  • Gen Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ortwein ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ortwein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ortwein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ortwein 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 466 immigration records available for the last name Ortwein. 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 804 military records available for the last name Ortwein. For the veterans among your Ortwein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ortwein Life Expectancy

What is the average Ortwein lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ortwein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Ortwein in 1941 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ortwein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ortwein ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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