When Mary Jane Court was born in 1863, in Prince Edward Island, Canada, her father, Henry Court, was 27 and her mother, Matilda Bell Lowery, was 23. She married Laughlin MacCallum on 25 February 1884, in Prince Edward Island, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Lot 35, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1881 and Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 16 January 1915, in Kingston, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada, at the age of 52, and was buried in Donaldston, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
English: topographic or occupational name from Middle English curt, court ‘large house’ (a word of the same ultimately Latin origin as 2 below), denoting someone who lived or worked in a manor house or castle, a courtly retainer.
French: topographic name from Old French co(u)rt ‘court, farmyard’ (from Latin cohors, cors, genitive cohortis, cortis ‘court, farmyard, enclosure’).
English and French: nickname for a physically small man, or ironically for a large man, from the adjective Middle English curt, Old French co(u)rt ‘short, small’ (from Latin curtus ‘curtailed, truncated, cut short, broken off’). Compare French Lecourt .