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Cortez



Origin: Spanish, Portuguese

Meaning: a Spanish and Portuguese surname derived from Old French corteis or curteis meaning "courteous" or "polite".

It's also a habitational surname referring to someone who came from a place called Cortes, itself the plural form of corte meaning "court".


Variants:

  • Cortés (Spanish, Castalian, Galician, Valencian)
  • Cortès (Catalan)
  • Cortês (Portuguese)

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