Korte Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: nickname for a short person, from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kort ‘short’. German (Körte): Westphalian variant of the personal name Kurt. German: from Sorbian khort ‘hunting dog’, hence possibly a nickname for someone resembling the animal in some way or for someone who kept hunting dogs. Hungarian (Körte): from körte ‘pear’, a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit.

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

Similar surnames: Kort, Kotz, Sorge, Kolter, Corte, Forte, Korth, North, Horter, Porte

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Korte Family Origin

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Korte Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Korte family was Carpenter. The most common Korte occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Korte's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Korte.

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Korte Historical Records

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Korte Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Korte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Korte in 1944 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Korte

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