Courtenay

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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Courtenay

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Alt. Meaning

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

U is for unique, your love of life.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

E is for expert, in your chosen career

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons Named Courtenay

Courtenay Taylor is an actress and voice actress. Her career lasted from 1994 to 1994. Courtenay was born on July 19th, 1969.

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Courtenay Dempsey is an australian rules football player. Courtenay was born on August 28th, 1987 in Mount Isa.

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Sir Courtenay Ilbert was a lawyer, civil service, and civil servant. Courtenay was born on June 12th, 1841 in Kingsbridge. He died on May 14th, 1924.

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Courtenay was born on April 10th, 1867. He breathed his last breath on May 3rd, 1934.

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Courtenay Foote was an actor. He was most prominent from 1914 to 1924. Courtenay was born in 1879 in Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He died in 1925.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Courtenay

Sir Tom Courtenay is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Tom was given the name Thomas Daniel Courtenay on February 25th, 1937 in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Bryce Courtenay was a bildungsroman and historical novel writer. His career lasted from 1989 to 2012. Bryce was given the name Arthur Bryce Courtenay on August 14th, 1933 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He passed away on November 22nd, 2012.

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Agnes of Courtenay is royalty. She was most active from 1162 to 1163.

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He holds the title Earl of Devon. Edward was born as the child of Henry Courtenay, 1st Marquess of Exeter, Gertrude Blount, and Marchioness of Exeter in 1526. He breathed his last breath on September 9th, 1556.

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She holds the title Countess of Angouleme and Countess of Joigny. Alice was born as the child of Peter I of Courtenay in 1160. She breathed her last breath on February 12th, 1218.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1215 to 1233. She passed away in 1233.

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How popular is the baby name Courtenay in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 6 0 6
1921 5 0 5
1925 5 5 0
1942 7 7 0
1945 5 5 0
1946 5 5 0
1947 11 6 5
1948 9 9 0
1949 5 0 5
1950 13 8 5
1951 7 7 0
1955 5 5 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 5 5 0
1961 6 6 0
1962 6 6 0
1964 17 12 5
1965 27 27 0
1966 77 66 11
1967 36 29 7
1968 49 41 8
1969 31 31 0
1970 41 34 7
1971 40 34 6
1972 24 24 0
1973 35 24 11
1974 49 37 12
1975 45 37 8
1976 53 46 7
1977 47 30 17
1978 62 46 16
1979 63 47 16
1980 73 51 22
1981 41 30 11
1982 47 37 10
1983 35 26 9
1984 40 32 8
1985 32 27 5
1986 38 31 7
1987 29 23 6
1988 36 28 8
1989 39 39 0
1990 35 35 0
1991 34 34 0
1992 23 23 0
1993 22 15 7
1994 17 17 0
1995 22 22 0
1996 14 14 0
1997 14 14 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 6 6 0
2002 13 13 0
2003 6 6 0
2005 5 5 0

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Popularity of Courtenay as a first name

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Popularity of Courtenay as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Courtenay U.S.
  White 78.42% 64.26%
  African American 12.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Courtenay

People with the last name Courtenay are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Courtenay

  • How Popular is the name Courtenay? Courtenay is the 8,363rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Courtenay was the 48,901st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Courtenay have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,438 babies born with the first name Courtenay in the United States. That's more than enough people named Courtenay to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Courtenay? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Courtenay first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Courtenay is Thursday, August 3rd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Courtenay born? The highest recorded use of the first name Courtenay was in 1966 with a total of 66 babies.
  • Random Courtenay Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Courtenay is not a popular baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Courtenay: Your name in reverse order is Yanetruoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ouceaytnr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Courtenay? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 431 people with the last name Courtenay.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Courtenay? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Courtenay as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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