Sunday, December 17, 2006

last names...mines prophetic in meaning

Kort
-Dutch: nickname for a short person, from Dutch kort ‘short’.
-Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a weaver or cloth dealer, from Polish or Yiddish kort ‘cord’.
-Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a gambler, from Yiddish kort ‘card’.