Origins of surname
This surname, which was a nickname for a well educated man, is derived from the old French corteis or curteis meaning 'refined' or 'accomplished'.
The name first appeared in Jersey church records in 1812, when William and George Carr, sons of Richard and Jane Curtis, were baptised in St Saviour.
- Courtois, French form
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The famous botanist Samuel Curtis (1779-1860), born in Hampshire in 1779, moved to Jersey in about 1840 and lived at Chateau La Chaire with his daughter Harriet, building the first house there and creating an important botanical garden
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