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The name Curteis was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. It comes from refined or educated person. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old French word "curteis," which means "refined" or "accomplished."

Curteis Early Origins



The surname Curteis was first found in Sussex at Wartling, a parish, in the union of Hailsham, hundred of Foxearle, rape of Hastings. "The church is in the decorated style, with later additions, and has a spire rising on the west; the chancel contains handsome monuments to the Curteis family, of Windmill Hill." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Curteis Spelling Variations


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Curteis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Curtis, Curtiss, Curtyss, Curtys, Curtess, Curtes, Cortes, Cortis and many more.

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Curteis Early History


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Curteis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curteis research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1130 and 1168 are included under the topic Early Curteis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curteis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curteis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Curteis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curteis In Ireland


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Curteis In Ireland



Some of the Curteis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curteis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Curteis, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Curteis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Oswald John Curteis, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from London, Eng, in 1912
  • Edward Sidney Curteis, aged 33, who landed in America from London, England, in 1921

Curteis Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mabel de S. Curteis, aged 40, who emigrated to Victoria, Canada, in 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name Curteis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Curteis (post 1700)



  • Herbert Mascall Curteis (1823-1895), English cricketer who played from 1841 to 1860
  • Herbert Curteis (1849-1919), English cricketer who played from 1874 to 1873
  • Robert Mascall Curteis (1851-1927), English cricketer who played from 1880 to 1878
  • Admiral Sir Alban Thomas Buckley Curteis KCB CVO DSO (1887-1961), British Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station (1942-1944)
  • Ian Bayley Curteis (b. 1935), British television dramatist and former television director

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Curteis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curteis Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 29 February 2016 at 13:33.

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