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This distinguished name is of Norman, Old French origin, introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It has two quite distinct interpretations: firstly, the surname may be locational, from places called Courtenay in the regions of Loiret and Gatinais which are named from a Gallo-Roman landlord "Curtenus" (a derivative of the Latin "curtus", short), with the locational suffix "-acum". The second possible derivation of the surname is from a nickname for a person who had a snub nose, from the Old French "court, curt", short, with "nes", nose. Many early European surnames were created from the habitual use of nicknames, often bestowed with reference to a person's physical attributes or peculiarities...

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Alice Courtney

Hello, I SPENT many months over a 15 year span. My name is Alice Theresa Courtney. I had many cousins Courtney and O'Neil. Meet many of my fathers generation of first and second cousins. I do not know any of my generation (71yrs)



Elizabeth Thomas

looking for information on ancesters of John Courtney Dublin 1872 - 1936 parents James Courtney and Anne (nee O'Neill) Also looking for information on ancesters of Christopher Ward Dublin 1903 - 1970 father Christopher Ward 1859 -1943 mother Bridget Corrigan 1875 -1956


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