Last name: COURT

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COURT : This last name is indexed 488,363 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

COURT : 1: English: topographic or occupational name from Middle English curt court ‘large house’ (a word of the same ultimately Latin origin as 2 below) denoting someone who lived or worked in a manor house or castle a courtly retainer.2: French: topographic name from Old French co(u)rt ‘court farmyard’ (from Latin cohors cors genitive cohortis cortis ‘court farmyard enclosure’).3: English and French: nickname for a physically small man or ironically for a large man from the adjective Middle English curt Old French co(u)rt ‘short small’ (from Latin curtus ‘curtailed truncated cut short broken off’). Compare French Lecourt.4: Irish: shortened form of McCourt.

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