Orth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Orth family

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.

Important Dates for the Orth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orth research. Another 111 words (8 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Orth Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Orth family (pre 1700)

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Orth migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Orth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Johan Melchior Orth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johannes Orth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Jacob Orth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Christopl Orth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Orth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Augt Orth, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Augustas Orth, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813 [1]
  • Michael Orth, who arrived in America in 1830 [1]
  • Friederick Orth, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • George Orth, aged 29, who arrived in Missouri in 1841 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Orth (post 1700)

  • Lizette Emma Orth (1858-1913), American musician and composer from New England
  • Harold William Orth (1866-1946), American architect
  • Godlove Stein Orth (1817-1882), U.S. House representative
  • Maureen Ann Orth (b. 1943), American journalist
  • Frank Orth (1880-1962), American actor
  • Zak Orth (b. 1970), American comedic actor
  • Albert Lewis Orth (1872-1948), American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Andrew Park Orth (b. 1907), prominent educator working in the American Midwest
  • George Orth (b. 1844), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Iosco District, 1891-92 [2]
  • Christian Henry Orth (1773-1816), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1801-04 [2]
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Orth family

Bismarck
  • Johann Orth (1915-1941), German Oberzimmermannsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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