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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. .