Cortner Family History

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Cortner Name Meaning

English (Cumbria): unexplained. Compare Cartner. Americanized spelling of German Kortner, probably a habitational name from any of several places called Korten in Westphalia, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. This is also found as a Norwegian name, probably taken there from Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Ortner, Corner, Cartner, Fortner, Curtner, Borner, Cotner, Portner

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Cortner Family Origin

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Cortner Family Occupations

What did your Cortner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cortner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Cortner's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cortner. A less common occupation for the Cortner family was Clergyman.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Clergyman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cortner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cortner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cortner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cortner 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cortner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Cortner. For the veterans among your Cortner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cortner Life Expectancy

What is the average Cortner lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cortner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Cortner in 1946 was 27, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cortner 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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