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Origin of Curtius

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Origin of Curtius, Meaning of Curtius

Origin: CURTIS and its variants, Curteis, Curtice, Curtios, Curtiss, Curtius, as surnames, are derived from the Old French "curteis" and the Middle English "curteys," "co, teys." These are all sobriquets for the "courteous," one of courtly manners. It is not surprising to find that a name of so complimentary a character has been popular since the thirteenth century. Robert Courteys of County Somerset is mentioned in Kirby's Quest, p. 105. Others of early record are William le Curteis, County Cambridge, and Walter Curteys, County Oxford, who are listed in the Hundred Rolls, 1273 A. D.

(Bardsley: Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames. Harrison: Surnames of the United Kingdom, Vol. I.)
Surnames: Curtis, Curteis, Curtice, Curtios, Curtiss, Curtius
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