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Court Name Meaning
English and French: topographic name from Middle English, Old French court(e), curt ‘court’ (Latin cohors, genitive cohortis, ‘yard’, ‘enclosure’). This word was used primarily with reference to the residence of the lord of a manor, and the surname is usually an occupational name for someone employed at a manorial court.English: nickname from Old French, Middle English curt ‘short’, ‘small’ (Latin curtus ‘curtailed’, ‘truncated’, ‘cut short’, ‘broken off’).Irish: reduced form of McCourt.

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

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Name Distribution of Court Families

  • Number of Court families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Court families
     367 - 731
     123 - 366
     1 - 122
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Court families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Court Family Origin

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Court Immigration Information

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Court Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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