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Courtney Family History

Courtney Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Courtenay near Sens in northern France, or some other place similarly named, from the name of a Romano-Gallic landlord, Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -acum.English (of Norman origin): nickname for someone with a snub nose, from Old French c(o)urt ‘short’ + nes ‘nose’ (Latin nasus).Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Curnáin ‘descendant of Curnán’, an Old Irish personal name from a diminutive of corn ‘horn’.

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

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Name Distribution of Courtney Families

  • Number of Courtney families
     177 - 351
     60 - 176
     1 - 59
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Courtney families
     226 - 450
     76 - 225
     1 - 75
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Courtney families
     79 - 156
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Courtney Family Origin

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Courtney Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Courtney

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Courtney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Courtney Civil War Service Records

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