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Multiple Origins for the Surname Ort


German


The surname Ort 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.

Ort Early Origins



The surname Ort 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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Ort Spelling Variations


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Ort Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ort, Orte, Orto, Ohrt, Orthmann, Ohrtmann, Ordemann and many more.

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Ort Early History


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Ort Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ort research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1377, 1698 and 1783 are included under the topic Early Ort History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ort Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ort Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ort Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ort Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • A Cath Ort, who landed in America in 1702
  • Hans Jacob Ort, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Baltzer Ort, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Johannes Ort, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • John Geo Ort, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764

Ort Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Ort, who landed in America in 1832
  • Juan Ort, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1836
  • Wilhelm Ort, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ort (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ort (post 1700)



  • Marcela L. Ort, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996, 2000; Chair of Montcalm County Democratic Party, 2003
  • Lewis Ort, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1960

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Ort Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ort 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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