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Cortright Family History

Cortright Name Meaning

Variant of Courtright a surname of Dutch origin. Compare Kortright . Perhaps also an altered form of English Cartwright .

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


Similar surnames: Kortright, Cartright, Courtright, Cutright, Curtright, Lambright

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Where is the Cortright family from?

You can see how Cortright families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cortright family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cortright families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Cortright families living in New Jersey. This was about 38% of all the recorded Cortright's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Cortright families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cortright surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cortright ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cortright. 17% of Cortright men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Cortright women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cortright were Clerk and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Cortright. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cortright census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 351 immigration records available for the last name Cortright. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cortright. For the veterans among your Cortright ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cortright lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cortright life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cortright in 1957 was 86, and 86 in 2004.

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