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

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  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Brush Maker

    8%
  • Corn Miller

    8%
  • Farm Bailiff

    8%

In 1881, Blacksmith, Brush Maker and Corn Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gort. 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.

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Gort Historical Records

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Gort Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gort

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