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The roots of the distinguished German Korts lie in the northern region of Schleswig-Holstein. There are two possible origins for this name. Firstly, Korts is derived from the personal name "Konrad," a very popular name in Germany during the Middle Ages; in this instance, the name Korts 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.

Korts Early Origins



The surname Korts 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 Korts family was instrumental during this early period, playing an important role in the development of the society of Schleswig-Holstein.

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Korts Spelling Variations


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Korts Spelling Variations



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

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Korts Early History


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Korts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Korts research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1297 and 1457 are included under the topic Early Korts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Korts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Korts Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Korts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Korts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Korts, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Korts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Korts (post 1700)



  • Berthold Korts (1912-1943), German World War II fighter ace credited with 113 aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Korts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Korts Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 September 2013 at 13:16.

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