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Today's generation of the Ortis family bears a name that was brought to England by the wave of emigration that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Old English given name Aldus. Ald, the first part of the name, means old.

Ortis Early Origins



The surname Ortis was first found in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire in the south east of England, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Soon after, Rudolphus Aldous was recorded in Yorkshire in 1168 as holding considerable estates and lands, and Robert Aldous was recorded in Norfolk in 1230.

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Ortis Spelling Variations


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Ortis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ortis have been found, including Aldis, Aldous, Aldhouse, Aldus, Aldiss, Oldis and many more.

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Ortis Early History


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Ortis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ortis research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1284 is included under the topic Early Ortis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ortis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ortis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ortis 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ortis were among those contributors:

Ortis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Felipe Ortis, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Manuel Ortis, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Juan Ortis, who landed in Spanish Main in 1836
  • Alonso Ortis, who landed in America in 1837
  • Jose Ortis, aged 26, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ortis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alberto Ortis, who arrived in Texas in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ortis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ortis (post 1700)



  • Frank C. Ortis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000, 2008; Mayor of Pembroke Pines, Florida, 2009

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ortis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ortis 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 23 October 2015 at 09:37.

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