Gort Name Meaning

French: from Old French gort (Gaulish gorto), denoting a particular kind of trap placed on a river bed to catch fish; the surname may have arisen as a topographic name or as a habitational name from any of numerous settlements named Le Gort in, for example, Charente, Eure-et-Loir, Loir-et-Cher. Variant of French Gard.

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


Similar surnames: Fort, Mort, Gore, Port, Goy, Gard, Cort, Court, Ort, Gast

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Gort Family Origin

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Gort Family Occupations

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  • Bakery

    20%
  • Barber

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Landlord

    20%

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In 1880, the most common Gort occupation in the USA was Bakery. 20% of Gort's were Bakerys. Bakery, Barber and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gort. A less common occupation for the Gort family was Landlord.

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Gort Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Gort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Gort in 1957 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gort

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