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Kortright Family History

Kortright Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Kortrijk (see Courtright ). This surname is also found in Puerto Rico (and Mexico) where it was brought from NY. Compare Cortright .

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


Similar surnames: Cortright, Courtright, Cartright, Cutright, Cronkright, Jinright

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Where is the Kortright family from?

You can see how Kortright families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kortright family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kortright families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Kortright families living in New York. This was about 80% of all the recorded Kortright's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kortright families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kortright surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kortright ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kortright. 27% of Kortright men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kortright women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kortright were Foreman and Proprietor. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Janitor
    18%
  • Foreman
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
    50%
  • Proprietor
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kortright. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kortright 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 531 immigration records available for the last name Kortright. 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 458 military records available for the last name Kortright. For the veterans among your Kortright ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kortright lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Kortright life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kortright in 1964 was 74, and 89 in 2004.

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