Courtois Family History

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Courtois Name Meaning

French: nickname for a refined person, sometimes no doubt applied ironically, from Old French curteis, co(u)rtois ‘refined’, ‘accomplished’.

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


Similar surnames: Curtis, Cortes, Countess, Court, Cousin, Courtney, Bourgeois

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Courtois Family Origin

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Courtois Family Occupations

What did your Courtois ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Courtois. A less common occupation for the Courtois family was Chasseur. The most common Courtois occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 16% of Courtois's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

    16%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Journalier

    7%
  • Chasseur

    5%

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

Courtois Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Courtois Life Expectancy

What is the average Courtois lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Courtois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Courtois in 1956 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Courtois

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Courtois 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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