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Curt Family History

Curt Name Meaning

English: variant of Court. Americanized spelling of German Kurt. Catalan: from curt ‘short’ (Latin curtus ‘cut short’, ‘broken off’), hence a nickname for a short man.

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


Similar surnames: Court, Curto, Cort, Burt, Hurt, Curts, Curl, Curet, Cart, Kurt

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Where is the Curt family from?

You can see how Curt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Curt families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Curt's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Curt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Curt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Curt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Curt. 22% of Curt men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Curt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Curt were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Operator
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Curt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curt 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 887 immigration records available for the last name Curt. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Curt. For the veterans among your Curt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Curt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Curt in 1962 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

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