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It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Currey. It was a name for 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.

Currey Early Origins



The surname Currey 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.

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Currey Early History


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Currey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Currey research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1291, and 1570 are included under the topic Early Currey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Currey Spelling Variations


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Currey Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Currey has appeared as Currie, Curry, Currey and others.

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Currey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Currey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Currey In Ireland


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Currey In Ireland



Some of the Currey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Currey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Currey, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [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)
  • Andrew Currey, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [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)

Currey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Currey, who settled in St. Christopher in 1716

Currey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Currey, who landed in America in 1810 [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)
  • James Currey, who landed in America in 1812 [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)
  • Michael Currey, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1812 [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)
  • William Currey, aged 27, who arrived in America in 1822 [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)
  • William Currey and his wife settled in Alexandria Vermont in 1822 with seven children
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Currey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Currey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Currey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • E C Currey, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Currey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Currey (post 1700)



  • Haskell Brooks Currey (1900-1982), American mathematician and logician
  • Donald Rusk Currey Ph. D. (1934-2004), American professor of geography
  • John Moore Currey (1814-1912), Chief Justice of California from 1866 to 1868
  • Sergeant Francis Sherman Currey (b. 1925), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Edmund Samuel Currey (b. 1868), English footballer
  • Charles Currey (1916-2010), British Olympic silver medalist sailor
  • Andrew Bruce Currey (b. 1971), retired Australian javelin thrower
  • William Matthew Currey VC (1895-1948), Australian politician, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Louise Currey (b. 1969), retired Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medalist
  • Dave Currey (b. 1953), English environmentalist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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