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Curtis Family History

Curtis Name Meaning
English: nickname for a refined person, sometimes no doubt given ironically, from Old French, Middle English curteis, co(u)rtois ‘refined’, ‘accomplished’ (a derivative of Old French court, see Court 1).English: from Middle English curt ‘short’ + hose ‘leggings’, hence a nickname for a short person or one who wore short stockings. This nickname was borne by William the Conqueror’s son Robert, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to any surnames.Altered form of French Courtois.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Curtis Families

  • Number of Curtis families
     642 - 1,282
     215 - 641
     1 - 214
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Curtis families
     1,445 - 2,887
     482 - 1,444
     1 - 481
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Curtis families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Curtis Family Origin

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Curtis Immigration Information

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Curtis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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