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Origin and popularity of the name KORY


Kory : 1: Americanized form of Arabic Khoury or Khouri ‘priest’. Compare Korey and Cory.2: American shortened form of Jewish (from western Poland) and Polish Korytowski: habitational name for someone from the village of Koryta or Korytowo. Compare Korey.3: German: possibly a nickname of Slavic origin derived from an adjective cognate with Polish and Lower Sorbian chory ‘ailing skinny’. This surname is rare in Germany.4: Hungarian (Köry): habitational name for someone from a place called Köre or Körű in Heves County.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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