Kort Family History

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Kort Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a short person, from Dutch kort ‘short’. German: from a pet form of the personal name Konrad. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a weaver or cloth dealer, from Polish or Yiddish kort ‘cord’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a gambler, from Yiddish kort ‘card’.

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

Similar surnames: Korn, Kost, Korte, Kot, Ort, Bort, Korb, Kurt, Dort, Cort

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Kort Family Origin

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Kort Family Occupations

What did your Kort ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Glass China Representa and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kort. 25% of Kort men worked as a Glass China Representa and 50% of Kort women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kort were Retired Businessman and No Occupation

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Glass China Representa
  • Haulage Hand Colliery
  • Retired
  • Retired Businessman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic
  • No Occupation

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kort Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kort 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kort. 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 Kort. For the veterans among your Kort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kort Life Expectancy

What is the average Kort lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kort in 1956 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kort

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kort 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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