Curzon Surname Origin
(Origin French) Belonging to Curzon or Courson (France). There is a Curzon in the Department of Vendee, but the ancestor of our Curzons probably came from Courson in Calvados (Normandy) [Courson, Department Yonne, occurs in a 6th century Latin charter as Curcedon-us, the second element of which is probably the Celtic dun, a hill. Courson, Department Calvados, occurs in the 13th century as Corcon and Courchon. Godefroy's Old French Dictonary defines courcon, courchon, as 'a piece of land shorter than the others'; from French court, short].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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