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Where did the Scottish Curdy family come from? What is the Scottish Curdy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Curdy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Curdy family history?The story of the name Curdy reaches back through Scottish history to the kingdom of Dalriada. The name evolved for a person who worked as a noted mariner or a sea captain.
Spelling variations are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Many spelling variations of Curdy have been recorded over the years, including MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.
First found in on the isle of Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curdy research. Another 238 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Curdy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Curdy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Curdy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 192 words(14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Curdys to arrive in North America:
Curdy Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Dieu et mon pays
Motto Translation: God and my country.
The Curdy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curdy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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