Harcourt Family History
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Harcourt Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from places in Eure and Calvados named Harcourt, from Old French cour(t) (see Court) with an obscure first element. English: habitational name from either of two places in Shropshire named Harcourt. The one near Cleobury Mortimer gets the name from Old English heafocere ‘hawker’, ‘falconer’ + cot ‘hut’, ‘cottage’; the one near Wem has as its first element Old English hearpere (see Harper).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Harford, Harcum, Harbour, Court, Belcourt, Valcourt, Arbour, Rancourt