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Gort Family History

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

17,664 Historical Documents with Gort on Ancestry.com
5,727 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
619 Military Records
858 Immigration Records
3,633 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gort Families

  • Number of Gort families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gort families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gort families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gort census records

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Gort Family Origin

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Gort Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gort

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Gort Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gort census records

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Gort Civil War Service Records

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