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Kort Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a short person, from Dutch kort ‘short’. German: from a pet form of the personal name Konrad. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a weaver or cloth dealer, from Polish or Yiddish kort ‘cord’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a gambler, from Yiddish kort ‘card’.

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

Similar surnames: Korn, Kost, Korte, Kot, Ort, Bort, Korb, Kurt, Dort, Cort

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Where is the Kort family from?

You can see how Kort families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kort family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kort families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kort family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kort's in the USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Kort families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kort surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kort ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kort. 26% of Kort men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kort women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kort were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kort 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kort. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kort. For the veterans among your Kort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kort lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kort in 1956 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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