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Cortina Name Meaning

Spanish Catalan Asturian-Leonese and Italian; Galician (Cortiña): from a diminutive of Corte . In Spain the precise meaning of the term varies from language to language: in Catalonia it denotes a farmyard in Asturias an unfenced field and in Galicia cortiña means ‘vegetable garden’. In Asturias the name can also be habitational from any of numerous minor places called with this word as for example La Cortina. Italian: nickname from a feminine diminutive of corto ‘small’.

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

Similar surnames: Cortinas, Codina, Corbin, Cornia, Corona, Forcina, Fortuna, Farina

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Where is the Cortina family from?

You can see how Cortina families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cortina family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Cortina families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Cortina families living in Quebec. This was about 80% of all the recorded Cortina's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Cortina families in 1911.
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What did your Cortina ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Managera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Cortina. 60% of Cortina men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Cortina women worked as a Managera. .

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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
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Managera
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cortina. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cortina. For the veterans among your Cortina ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cortina lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cortina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cortina in 1962 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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