Gort Family History

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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

What did your Gort ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gort occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 8% of Gort's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Gort family was Farm Bailiff. Blacksmith, Brush Maker and Corn Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gort.

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  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Brush Maker

    8%
  • Corn Miller

    8%
  • Farm Bailiff

    8%

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

Gort Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gort Life Expectancy

What is the average Gort lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gort

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gort 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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