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Ortey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Ortey is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the ancient personal name Auty.

Early Origins of the Ortey family


The surname Ortey was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Ortey family


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Ortey Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ortey has been recorded under many different variations, including Auty, Autie, Autee, Awty, Awtee, Awtie and others.

Early Notables of the Ortey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ortey family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ortey or a variant listed above: Henry Auty, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1871; and Alfred Auty to Philadelphia in 1878.

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