What's in a name - C

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Last name Literal meaning Explanation
Chertoff devil's chert (actually chort, for the e is ë, pronounced yo) - devil in Russian
Columbus A pigeon. Also, Galumbeck, Golomb, et al.  
Cukor Sugar (Hungarian)
Curtis Often used as a replacement for Kertész [ker-tehs], gardener, as in Michael Curtis, nee Mihály Kertész (Hungarian)