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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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Where is the Cortes family from?

You can see how Cortes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cortes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cortes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Cortes families living in Manitoba. This was about 26% of all the recorded Cortes's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Cortes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cortes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cortes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Cortes. 40% of Cortes 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
  • Outfitter
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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