Korte Family History
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Korte Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: nickname for a short person, from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kort ‘short’. German (Körte): Westphalian variant of the personal name Kurt. German: from Sorbian khort ‘hunting dog’, hence possibly a nickname for someone resembling the animal in some way or for someone who kept hunting dogs. Hungarian (Körte): from körte ‘pear’, a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press