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Curtis

[ kur-tis ]
/ ˈkɜr tɪs /
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Benjamin Robbins, 1809–74, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1851–57; resigned in dissent over Dred Scott case.
Charles, 1860–1936, vice president of the U.S. 1929–33.
Cyrus Her·mann Kotzsch·mar [hur-muhn -koch-mahr], /ˈhɜr mən ˈkɒtʃ mɑr/, 1850–1933, U.S. publisher.
George Tick·nor [tik-ner], /ˈtɪk nər/, 1812–94, U.S. attorney and writer.
George William, 1824–92, U.S. essayist, editor, and reformer.
a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “courteous.”

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