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The COURT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,525 11446 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 596 8381 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +1929 -3065 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 996 1659 0.006 61
United Kingdom 5,041 1245 0.011 110
Top States for COURT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 256 8045 0.001 13
California 253 10857 0.001 7
Florida 234 8593 0.001 15
Texas 229 8489 0.001 11
Wisconsin 132 6758 0.002 25
Top States for COURT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 14 5456 0.003 28
Maine 32 5407 0.003 25
New Hampshire 31 5500 0.003 25
Wisconsin 132 6758 0.002 25
Montana 20 7673 0.002 22


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

Classification and Origin of COURT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the COURT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the COURT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of COURT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 122 4.83
Black/African American 58 2.3
Mixed Race 34 1.35
Asian/Pacific 9 0.36
Native American/Alaskan 7 0.28
White (Caucasian) 2,295 90.89

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

Meaning of COURT in historical publications

A place inclosed, protected, cut off; that which excludes access. Saxon, curt; Arm., court; Fr., cour; Gaelic, cuairt, a circle; Welsh, cor and cwr, a circle.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to COURT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COURT.

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 COURT

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