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Korth Name Meaning

variant of Korte 1. from the personal name Kord, a Low German derivative of Konrad.

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


Similar surnames: Korte, Koth, Orth, Kortz, Koerth, Borth, Kort, Koeth, Horth, Kerth

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Where is the Korth family from?

You can see how Korth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Korth family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Korth families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 93 Korth families living in Wisconsin. This was about 38% of all the recorded Korth's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Korth families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Korth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Korth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Korth. 33% of Korth men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Korth women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Korth were Carpenter and Maid.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Korth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Korth 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 Korth. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Korth. For the veterans among your Korth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Korth lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Korth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Korth in 1953 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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