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The surname Corte was first found in the several places named "Corte," in Italy. The Italian word corte means "court," as in a manorial court. The surname can be traced back to the year 1123, when members of the Corte family lived in Salerno.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Corte, Corti, Da Corte, Dalla Corte, Della Corte, La Corte, Cortella, Cortello, Cortelli, Cortelletti, Cortellino, Cortellini, Corticelli, Cortini, Cortese, Cortesi, Corteggiano, Cortigiani, Cortesano and many more.


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Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Tolomeo dei Cortesi, who was from one of the most ancient families in Cremona. He was a lawyer and in 1308 was elected mayor of Perugia. Paolo Cortesi of Rome was a famous author around 1470; Gregorio Cortese was an ecclesiastic...

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Corte, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1837
  • Mariano Corte, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • J Corte, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1859
  • Salustiano Corte, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1883
  • Joseph Corte, who landed in Colorado in 1883

Corte Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Corte arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847
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  • Nicholas St. John La Corte (1918-1966), American Republican politician, Mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1953-55; Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Union County, 1964-65
  • Roch Joseph Laurent Hyacinthe Corte, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
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    8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
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