Curey was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Curey family lived the place named Currie, derived from Gaelic curraigh,
, on record since 1230. Some instances of this name in Scotland
are also known to have derived the place name Corrie in Dumfriesshire.
Early Origins of the Curey family
The surname Curey was first found in Midlothian
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Curey family
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Curey Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Curey has been spelled Currie, Curry, Currey and others.
Early Notables of the Curey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Curey family to Ireland
Some of the Curey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Curey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Curey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Curey, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
- Catherine Curey, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884