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Type Surname (from nickname, from occupation & from given name)

Meaning & History

A topographic name from Middle English, Old French court(e) and curt, meaning ‘court’. This word was used primarily with reference to the residence of the lord of a manor, and the surname is usually an occupational name for someone employed at a manorial court.

This surname is also a nickname from Old French, Middle English curt meaning ‘short’ or ‘small’.

Also a reduced form of McCourt.
Added 7/6/2019 by Feiticeiro