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Ortner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on the fringe of a village or settlement, from the oblique case of Middle High German ort in the sense ‘tip’, ‘extremity’ (see Ort 3) + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. In the Austrian Tyrol the name denoted a person who worked in a salt mine.

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

Similar surnames: Cortner, Bortner, Ordner, Oster, Borner, Fortner, Kroner, Horner

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Where is the Ortner family from?

You can see how Ortner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ortner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ortner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 27 Ortner families living in London. This was about 73% of all the recorded Ortner's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ortner families in 1891.
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What did your Ortner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ortner. 60% of Ortner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ortner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ortner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ortner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ortner. For the veterans among your Ortner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ortner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ortner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ortner in 1945 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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