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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


Similar surnames: Courtois, Cortes, Curtin, Curt, Custis, Purvis, Artis, Burts, Curie

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Curtis Family Origin

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Curtis Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Curtis. A less common occupation for the Curtis family was Coal Miner. The most common Curtis occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Curtis's were Agricultural Labourers.

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