Meaning and Origin of: Court

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : The king's land

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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.
  • English : nickname from Old French, Middle English curt ‘short’, ‘small’ (Latin curtus ‘curtailed’, ‘truncated’, ‘cut short’, ‘broken off’).
  • Irish : reduced form of McCourt.