Oort (disambiguation)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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:

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

See also[edit]


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