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Courtier Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of the places called Courtier (Seine-et-Marne Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) or Courtière (Loir-et-Cher). French: occupational name or perhaps a nickname from Old French courtier ‘arbitrator judge’. English (Devon and Cornwall): from an agent derivative of Middle English curt ‘large house’ (see Court ) probably denoting someone who worked or lived in a manor house or castle rather than a courtier (Middle English courteour courtyer) which has influenced the spelling.

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


Similar surnames: Mortier, Courier, Cortner, Courtney, Mortimer, Counter, Cormier

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Where is the Courtier family from?

You can see how Courtier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Courtier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Courtier families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Courtier family living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Courtier's in USA. Missouri and 2 other states had the highest population of Courtier families in 1840.
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What did your Courtier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Courtier. 42% of Courtier men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Courtier women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Courtier were Salesman and R Nurse. .

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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
    42%
  • Carpenter
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • R Nurse
    50%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Courtier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Courtier 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 461 immigration records available for the last name Courtier. 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 526 military records available for the last name Courtier. For the veterans among your Courtier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Courtier lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2002, in the United States, Courtier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Courtier in 1962 was 33, and 83 in 2002.

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