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Cortese Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Cortese, meaning ‘courteous’, ‘polite’ and also ‘dweller at a court’.

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


Similar surnames: Cortes, Cortesi, Corte, Fortes, Coates, Corse, Morgese, Bortle

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Cortese Family Origin

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Cortese Family Occupations

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Cortese Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cortese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cortese 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cortese. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cortese. For the veterans among your Cortese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cortese Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cortese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cortese in 1942 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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