William Henry Court

The Life of William Henry

William Henry Court had at least 1 son.

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Name Meaning

1 English and French: topographic name from Middle English, Old French court(e), curt ‘court’ (Latin cohors, genitive cohortis, ‘yard’, ‘enclosure’). This word was used primarily with reference to the residence of the lord of a manor, and the surname is usually an occupational name for someone employed at a manorial court.2 English: nickname from Old French, Middle English curt ‘short’, ‘small’ (Latin curtus ‘curtailed’, ‘truncated’, ‘cut short’, ‘broken off’).3 Irish: reduced form of McCourt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • William Henry Court in entry for William Henry Court, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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