Oort (disambiguation)

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Oort is a Dutch toponymic surname[1] most commonly referring to the astronomer Jan Oort. Oort was one spelling of a Middle Dutch word for "edge" or "end", as in "the edge of town".[2] Variant forms are Oord, Oordt and Ort, as well as Van Oort, Van den Oord etc. ("from (the) edge of town"). People with these surnames include:

Oort
Van Oort
Oord
Oordt
Ort
  • Bastiaan Ort (1854–1927), Dutch lawyer, judge and politician, Minister of Justice 1914–18

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  1. ^ Oort at the Database of Surnames in The Netherlands
  2. ^ Oort at the Middle Dutch dictionary