Courtney Family History

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Courtney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Courtenay near Sens in northern France, or some other place similarly named, from the name of a Romano-Gallic landlord, Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -acum. English (of Norman origin): nickname for someone with a snub nose, from Old French c(o)urt ‘short’ + nes ‘nose’ (Latin nasus). Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Curnáin ‘descendant of Curnán’, an Old Irish personal name from a diminutive of corn ‘horn’.

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

Similar surnames: Coursey, Corney, Curley, Cerney, Journey, Putney, Courey, Furtney

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Courtney Family Origin

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Courtney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Laborer

  • Clerk


In 1881, the most common Courtney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Courtney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Courtney family was Clerk. Farmer, Labourer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Courtney.

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