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Court Family History

Court Name Meaning

English and French: topographic name from Middle English, Old French court(e), curt ‘court’ (Latin cohors, genitive cohortis, ‘yard’, ‘enclosure’). This word was used primarily with reference to the residence of the lord of a manor, and the surname is usually an occupational name for someone employed at a manorial court. English: nickname from Old French, Middle English curt ‘short’, ‘small’ (Latin curtus ‘curtailed’, ‘truncated’, ‘cut short’, ‘broken off’). Irish: reduced form of McCourt.

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


Similar surnames: Cort, Curt, Mort, Port, Corte, Corn, Couch, Ort, Mount, Coury

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Where is the Court family from?

You can see how Court families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Court family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Court families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Court families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Court's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Court families in 1840.
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What did your Court ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Court. 20% of Court men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Court women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Court were Clerk and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Court. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Court 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Court. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Court. For the veterans among your Court ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Court lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Court life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Court in 1949 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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