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Cortez Family History

Cortez Name Meaning
Spanish: variant of Cortés (see Cortes).

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

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432,520 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,107 Military Records
19,027 Immigration Records
49,360 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Cortez Families

  • Number of Cortez families
     170 - 338
     57 - 169
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cortez families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Cortez last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cortez census records

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Cortez Family Origin

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Cortez Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cortez families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Cortez

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Cortez Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cortez census records

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Cortez Civil War Service Records

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