Curteis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Curteis family

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]

Early History of the Curteis family

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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.

Early Notables of the Curteis family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Curteis family to Ireland

Some of the Curteis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Curteis migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curteis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Curteis, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
Curteis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Oswald John Curteis, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from London, Eng, in 1912
  • Edward Sidney Curteis, aged 33, who landed in America from London, England, in 1921

Curteis migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curteis Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Mabel de S. Curteis, aged 40, who immigrated to Victoria, Canada, in 1916

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

Citations

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