Gort Family History
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Gort Name Meaning
French: from Old French gort (Gaulish gorto), denoting a particular kind of trap placed on a river bed to catch fish; the surname may have arisen as a topographic name or as a habitational name from any of numerous settlements named Le Gort in, for example, Charente, Eure-et-Loir, Loir-et-Cher. Variant of French Gard.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press