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Curie Surname History


Origins Available: French , Scottish


In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Curie as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived the place named Currie, derived from Gaelic curraigh, in Midlothian, 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 Curie family


The surname Curie 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 Curie family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curie research.
Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1291, and 1570 are included under the topic Early Curie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Curie Spelling Variations


The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Curie has been spelled Currie, Curry, Currey and others.

Early Notables of the Curie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Curie family to Ireland


Some of the Curie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Curie family to the New World and Oceana


The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Curie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joane Curie, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tho Curie, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Curie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Curie, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Curie (post 1700)


  • Frédéric Joliot Curie (1900-1958), French physicist awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with his wife Irène
  • Irène Joliot Curie (1897-1956), French scientist awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with her husband Frédéric
  • Marie Curie (1867-1934), French (Polish born) scientist best known for discovering radium and polonium and was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes
  • Pierre Curie (1859-1906), French scientist awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife Marie

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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