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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Court Family Origin

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Court Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Court occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Court's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Court family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Court.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

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Court Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, 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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