Court Family History

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Court Name Meaning

English and French: topographic name from Middle English, Old French court(e), curt ‘court’ (Latin cohors, genitive cohortis, ‘yard’, ‘enclosure’). This word was used primarily with reference to the residence of the lord of a manor, and the surname is usually an occupational name for someone employed at a manorial court. English: nickname from Old French, Middle English curt ‘short’, ‘small’ (Latin curtus ‘curtailed’, ‘truncated’, ‘cut short’, ‘broken off’). Irish: reduced form of McCourt.

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

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

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Court Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Court name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Court. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Court Family Origin

Where is the Court family from?

Court Family Occupations

What did your Court ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Court occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Court's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Court family was School. Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Court.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer

  • School


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Court Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Court Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Court 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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