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Court Name Meaning

English: topographic or occupational name from Middle English curt court ‘large house’ (a word of the same ultimately Latin origin as 2 below) denoting someone who lived or worked in a manor house or castle a courtly retainer. French: topographic name from Old French co(u)rt ‘court farmyard’ (from Latin cohors cors genitive cohortis cortis ‘court farmyard enclosure’). English and French: nickname for a physically small man or ironically for a large man from the adjective Middle English curt Old French co(u)rt ‘short small’ (from Latin curtus ‘curtailed truncated cut short broken off’). Compare French Lecourt . Irish: shortened form of McCourt .

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

Similar surnames: Cort, Curt, Mort, Port, Corte, Corn, Couch, Ort, Mount, Coury

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Where is the Court family from?

You can see how Court families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Court family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Court families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 97 Court families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Court's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Court families in 1911.
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What did your Court ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Commis were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Court. 53% of Court men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Court women worked as a Commis. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Commis
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Census Records

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Court. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Court 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Court. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Court. For the veterans among your Court ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Court lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Court life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Court in 1949 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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