This ancient and aristocratic surname, recorded as Curzon and the variant Corzon, has two possible interpretations, although the origin in both cases is Norman-French. Introduced into England after the Conquest of 1066, the first of the name were granted extensive estates and lands in East Anglia. Their name was from Old French pre 7th centry nickname "Curt", a short form of the Roman-Latin "Curtius", and actually translating as curtailed, a baptismal name of endearment for a small person. The second possible origin is locational from a place called "Notre-dame-de-Courson" in the department of Calvados, in the former dukedom of Normandy. This place name is also derived from "Curtuis", so in a sense whether locational or as a baptismal name, the meaning is the same, or at least has the same translation. Early examples of the surname recordings taken from authentic registers and charters of the period include William de Cursun of the county of Norfolk in the year 1198, and Katherine la Curzoun in the court register for the county of Essex in 1316. Amongst the most famous of the nameholders was George Nathaniel Curzon, (1859 - 1925), the 1st Marquis of Kedleston, a statesman and Viceroy of India from 1898 to 1905. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de Curcon, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book for Norfolk, during the reign of King William 1, known as "The Conqueror", 1066 - 1087.

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  • Curzon — may refer to: As a British family name, it particularly refers to the Curzon family, and is an Anglo Norman territorial name. The Curzon family was involved in the Norman Conquest, and is named after the French town of Notre Dame de Courson in… …   Wikipedia

  • Curzon — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexandra Naldera Curzon (1904–1995), britische Adelige Clifford Curzon (1907–1982), britischer Pianist Cynthia Blanche Curzon (1898–1933), britische Adelige und Politikerin Drury Curzon Drury Lowe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • CURZON (C.) — Clifford CURZON 1907 1982 Estimé de tous ses pairs, sir Clifford Curzon n’a jamais connu la notoriété correspondant à son talent. Ceux qui l’ont approché le considéraient toutefois comme le plus grand pianiste mozartien de son époque, et tous ses …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Curzon —   [kəːzn],    1) Sir (seit 1977) Clifford, britischer Pianist, * London 18. 5. 1907, ✝ ebenda 1. 9. 1982; studierte u. a. bei A. Schnabel, Wanda Landowska und Nadia Boulanger und debütierte 1923 bei einem Promenade Concert in London. Er war… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • CURZON (G. N.) — CURZON GEORGE NATHANIEL, marquis de Kedleston (1859 1925) Fils d’un pasteur du Derbyshire, brillant élève à Eton et étudiant à Oxford, très tôt attiré par l’Orient, Curzon entame en 1884 une belle carrière politique dans les rangs du Parti… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Curzon — [kʉr′zən] George Nathaniel 1st Marquis Curzon of Kedleston 1859 1925; Eng. statesman: viceroy of India (1899 1905) …   English World dictionary

  • Curzon — (spr. körs n), George Nathaniel, Lord, engl. Staatsmann, geb. 1859 als ältester Sohn des Lords Scarsdale, wurde 1886 für einen Bezirk von Lancashire ins Parlament gewählt, wo er sich der konservativen Partei anschloß und sich besonders mit Fragen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Curzon — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Curzon (homonymie). 46° 26′ 54″ N 1° 18′ 29″ W …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Curzon — /kerr zeuhn/, n. 1. Sir Clifford, 1907 82, British pianist. 2. George Nathaniel, 1st Marquis Curzon of Kedleston /ked l steuhn/, 1859 1925, British statesman: viceroy of India 1899 1905. * * * (as used in expressions) Curzon Line Curzon of… …   Universalium

  • Curzon — (as used in expressions) Curzon (de Kedleston), George Nathaniel Curzon, marqués Lord Curzon Curzon, línea …   Enciclopedia Universal

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