Last name origins & meanings:
- English and French: topographic name from Middle English, Old
French court(e), curt ‘court’ (Latin cohors,
genitive cohortis, ‘yard’, ‘enclosure’). 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
- English: nickname from Old French, Middle English
curt ‘short’, ‘small’ (Latin curtus ‘curtailed’,
‘truncated’, ‘cut short’, ‘broken off’).
- Irish: reduced
form of McCourt.
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