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Cort Family History

Cort Name Meaning

Catalan: from cort ‘court’ (from Latin cohors cors genitive cohortis cortis ‘court farmyard enclosure’) an occupational name for someone who worked in a manorial court or a topographic name for someone who lived in or by one. English: variant of Court . Americanized form of Dutch German and Jewish Kort .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Corte, Court, Fort, Port, Ort, Cott, Curt, Kort, Cord, Corn

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Where is the Cort family from?

You can see how Cort families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cort family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cort families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 19 Cort families living in Quebec. This was about 49% of all the recorded Cort's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Cort families in 1911.
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What did your Cort ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Cort. 100% of Cort men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Cort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cort census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cort. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Cort. For the veterans among your Cort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cort lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cort in 1955 was 43, and 66 in 2004.

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