Cort Family History

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Cort Name Meaning

Catalan: from cort ‘court’ (Latin cohors, genitive cohortis, ‘yard’, ‘enclosure’), an occupational name for someone who worked in a manorial court or a topographic name for someone who lived in or by one. Variant spelling of German and Jewish Kort.

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

Similar surnames: Corte, Court, Fort, Port, Ort, Cott, Curt, Kort, Cord, Corn

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Cort Family Origin

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Cort Family Occupations

What did your Cort ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cort. The most common Cort occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Cort's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cort family was Brickmaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Brickmaker


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

Cort Historical Records

What Cort family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Cort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cort 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cort. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Cort. For the veterans among your Cort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cort Life Expectancy

What is the average Cort lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cort in 1955 was 43, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cort

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cort 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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