First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cortelyou

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Alt. Meaning

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

O is for objective, always impartial

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

T is for treat, that you always are.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

Y is for young, the years never show!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cortelyou

George B. Cortelyou was an office holder. George was born on July 26th, 1862 in New York City. He died on October 23rd, 1940.


He died in 1693.


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Popularity of Cortelyou as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cortelyou U.S.
  White 98.79% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cortelyou

People with the last name Cortelyou are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cortelyou

  • How Popular is the name Cortelyou? As a last name Cortelyou was the 77,264th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cortelyou first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cortelyou is Thursday, June 3rd, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Cortelyou? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cortelyou. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cortelyou: Your name in reverse order is Uoyletroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elytucroo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cortelyou? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 248 people with the last name Cortelyou.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cortelyou? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cortelyou as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Cortelyous Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Cortelyou born Apr 9, 2007

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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