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Cortner Family History

Cortner Name Meaning

English (Cumbria): unexplained. Compare Cartner. Americanized spelling of German Kortner, probably a habitational name from any of several places called Korten in Westphalia, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. This is also found as a Norwegian name, probably taken there from Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ortner, Corner, Cartner, Fortner, Curtner, Borner, Cotner, Portner

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Where is the Cortner family from?

You can see how Cortner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cortner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cortner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Cortner family living in Lincolnshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cortner's in the UK. Lincolnshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Cortner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cortner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cortner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cortner. 28% of Cortner men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Cortner women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cortner were Electrician and Cook.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Electrician
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Spanner
    14%
  • Farming
    14%
  • Cook
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cortner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cortner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 256 immigration records available for the last name Cortner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 888 military records available for the last name Cortner. For the veterans among your Cortner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cortner lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cortner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Cortner in 1946 was 27, and 66 in 2004.

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