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Cortez Name Meaning

Spanish: variant of Cortés (see Cortes).

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


Similar surnames: Cortes, Corte, Ortez, Corea, Torrez, Horter, Colter, Cortis, Porte

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Cortez Family Origin

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Cortez Family Occupations

What did your Cortez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cortez occupation in the USA was Laborer. 35% of Cortez's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Cortez family was Keeping House. Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cortez.

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  • Laborer

    35%
  • Farmer

    19%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Cortez Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cortez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cortez 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 Cortez. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cortez. For the veterans among your Cortez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cortez Life Expectancy

What is the average Cortez lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cortez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cortez in 1942 was 35, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cortez

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cortez 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.

Famous Cortez Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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