Cortright Family History

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Cortright Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Kortrijk (see Courtright).

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


Similar surnames: Kortright, Cartright, Courtright, Cutright, Curtright, Lambright

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Cortright Family Origin

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Cortright Family Occupations

What did your Cortright ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cortright. A less common occupation for the Cortright family was Carpenter. The most common Cortright occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Cortright's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cortright ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cortright Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cortright Life Expectancy

What is the average Cortright lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cortright life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cortright in 1957 was 86, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cortright

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cortright 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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