Korte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The roots of the distinguished German Korte lie in the northern region of Schleswig-Holstein. There are two possible origins for this name. Firstly, Korte is derived from the personal name "Konrad," a very popular name in Germany during the Middle Ages; in this instance, the name Korte would mean "son of Konrad." Alternatively, the name could derive from the Low German word "kort," meaning "short." In this instance, it is likely that the name was bestowed as a nickname upon the original bearer, probably a short person, who then passed it down to his descendants as a surname.

Early Origins of the Korte family

The surname Korte was first found in the city of Hamburg, where the surname is believed to have first emerged. Johannes dictus Curt, living in Hamburg in 1297, is the earliest known bearer of the name. The young Korte family was instrumental during this early period, playing an important role in the development of the society of Schleswig-Holstein.

Important Dates for the Korte family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Korte research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1297 and 1457 are included under the topic Early Korte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Korte Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kort, Korte, Kört, Körte, Corte and others.

Early Notables of the Korte family (pre 1700)

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Korte migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Korte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Leopold Korte, who arrived in Missouri in 1836 [1]
  • Stephan Heinr Anton Korte, who landed in America in 1836 [1]
  • Gerhard Korte, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1841 [1]
  • Heinr Florenz Korte, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Jos Korte, who landed in America in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Korte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • August Korte, who arrived in Arkansas in 1902 [1]
  • H Herman Korte, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Korte (post 1700)

  • Michael Korte, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Missouri, 2000; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 2000 [2]
  • Steve Korte (b. 1960), American former NFL offensive guard and center for the New Orleans Saints (1983-1990)
  • Steven Korte (b. 1986), former American football fullback for the Green Bay Packers (2008) and for Florida Tuskers (2009)
  • Karl Korte (b. 1928), American composer of contemporary classical music, awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships (1959 and 1970), Fulbright Awards to Italy and to New Zealand, and a Gold Medal from the Belgian Government in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
  • Elizabeth Korte (b. 1963), American three-time Daytime Emmy Award winning and three-time Writers Guild of America Award winning television writer for the soap opera "General Hospital"
  • Hans Korte (1929-2016), German award winning actor, known for Yesterday Girl (1966), Lutz & Hardy (1994) and Der Vater eines Mörders (1987)
  • Raffael Korte (b. 1990), German footballer
  • Gianluca Korte (b. 1990), German footballer
  • Bernhard H. Korte (b. 1938), German mathematician and computer scientist, a professor at the University of Bonn
  • Oldrich František Korte (1926-2014), Czech composer, pianist, publicist and writer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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