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

Similar surnames: Kort, Kotz, Sorge, Kolter, Corte, Forte, Korth, North, Horter, Porte

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Korte Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Korte name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Korte. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Korte Family Origin

Where is the Korte family from?

Korte Family Occupations

What did your Korte ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Korte occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Korte's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Korte. A less common occupation for the Korte family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Korte Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Korte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Korte census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Korte. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Korte. For the veterans among your Korte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Korte Life Expectancy

What is the average Korte lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Korte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Korte in 1944 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Korte ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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