Last name origins & meanings:
- Spanish (Cortés), Catalan (Cortès), and
Portuguese (Cortês): from cortés ‘courteous’,
‘polite’, a derivative of corte (see Corte), a nickname
for a refined person, sometimes no doubt given ironically.
- Spanish and Portuguese (Cortes): habitational name from any
of numerous places in Spain and Portugal named with cortes,
plural of corte ‘court’.
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