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Cortez Genealogy & History

Cortez, although renowned as a Spanish name, is actually derived from Old French curteis, meaning refined and used as a nickname (perhaps ironically) for a well-educated person. In the Middle Ages, the Cortez family was located in Aragon, an important Christian kingdom in northeast Spain. Most famous in Cortez family history is undoubtedly Spanish Conquistador, Hernando Cortes (Fernando Cortez), who conquered Mexico, toppling the Aztec Empire, in 1519. Name variations also include Corte, Corts, Cortesa, Cortesia, Courtois, and Curtis. American Cortez genealogy began in New Orleans in the 1820s, but Henry Curtis emigrated also 200 years earlier to New England in 1635.


Cortez Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
Aaron Cortez-- --, 1898June ,1976CO
Bacilio Cortez-- --, 1917August 24,2005TX
Calise Cortez-- --, 1923March 30,2004LA
Daisy Cortez-- --, 1915December 4,1990IL

Cortez Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Adelina Cortez-- --, 1918July 1,1999Pinole,CA
Fabian Cortez-- --, 1918September 19,2007Pocono Lake,PA
G Richard Cortez-- --, 1922May 28,1994Oracle,AZ
Harold Cortez-- --, 1909December 15,1993Pittsburgh,PA

Cortez Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Daniel CortezJennifer CaseJune 6,1998Wake, NC
Paulo CortezMaxie HuieSeptember 20,1950Wake, NC
Juan CortezGraciela DeangelisJuly 20,1996Wake, NC
Hector CortezSharon LoweryMay 13,1992Bexar, TX

Most Common Surnames After Cortez

1212th: De Leon1213th: Bingham
1214th: Masters1215th: Leon
1216th: Manley1217th: Bowling
1218th: Dubois1219th: Nix
1220th: Grove1221st: Erwin

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