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.
The surname Orth was 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.
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of this family name include: Ort, Orte, Orto, Ohrt, Orthmann, Ohrtmann, Ordemann and many more.