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Cortes Name Meaning

Spanish (Cortés), Catalan (Cortès), and Portuguese (Cortês): from cortés ‘courteous’, ‘polite’, a derivative of corte (see Corte), a nickname for a refined person, sometimes no doubt given ironically. Spanish and Portuguese (Cortes): habitational name from any of numerous places in Spain and Portugal named with cortes, plural of corte ‘court’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Coates, Corte, Cordes, Cortese, Cortez, Comte, Fortes, Portes, Coutts

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Cortes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cortes name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cortes. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South

    22%

  • Spain

    19%

  • Portugal

    13%

  • England & Wales

    9%

  • France

    6%

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Cortes Family Origin

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Cortes Family Occupations

What did your Cortes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cortes occupation in Canada was School Teacher. 100% of Cortes's were School Teachers.

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  • School Teacher

    100%

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Cortes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Cortes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cortes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Cortes. 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 Card

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

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Cortes Life Expectancy

What is the average Cortes lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Cortes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cortes in 1948 was 63, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cortes ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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