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The CORTIS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 340 56246 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 90 33753 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +250 -22493 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 156 9511 0.001 10
United Kingdom 101 23810 0.000 2
Top States for CORTIS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 101 7796 0.002 16
Michigan 72 16852 0.001 7
Florida 19 68362 0.000 1
California 19 95991 0.000 1
Pennsylvania 18 66413 0.000 1
Top States for CORTIS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 101 7796 0.002 16
Alaska 5 20704 0.001 8
Michigan 72 16852 0.001 7
Maine 9 13450 0.001 7
Rhode Island 5 23965 0.000 5


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called CORTIS live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CORTIS represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CORTIS in Massachusetts than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CORTIS by picking someone at random in Massachusetts than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of CORTIS

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the CORTIS surname.

Ethnic distribution of CORTIS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 299 87.94
White (Hispanic) 18 5.29
Black/African American 12 3.53
Mixed Race 9 2.65
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the CORTIS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

CORTIS is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of CORTIS in historical publications

CORTIS. Courteous. See Curtis and

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to CORTIS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CORTIS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for CORTIS

The following words are slight variants of CORTIS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.