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Where did the German Orth family come from? What is the German Orth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Orth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Orth family history?The surname Orth is derived from the High German word "ort," meaning "high point." The name was likely first borne by someone living at the end of a street or a village.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ort, Orte, Orto, Ohrt, Orthmann, Ohrtmann, Ordemann and many more.
First found in Wertheim, Main, where Orto of Mendfeld is recorded to have been living in 1260. Another early instance of the name dates back to 1271, when Thietrich an dem Orte was recorded as being a resident of Basel.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orth research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1377, 1698 and 1783 are included under the topic Early Orth History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 59 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Orth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Orth Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Orth Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sine macula
Motto Translation: Without stain.
The Orth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Orth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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