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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


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Spelling variations of this family name include: Corry, O'Corry, Corrie, MacCorry, Curry, MacCurry and many more.

First found in counties Clare and Waterford (Irish: Port Láirge), anciently the Deise region, on the South coast of Ireland in the Province of Munster, as well as in Ulster where different instances of this surname originated.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curry research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1186, 1659, 1279, 1308, 1634, 1718, 1671, 1677, 1667, 1726, 1711, 1713, 1719, 1726, 1755, 1813, 1796, 1862, 1770 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Curry History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 127 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Curry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Barbery Curry, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • Thomas Curry, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • Alexander Curry, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Robert Curry, who landed in Maryland in 1684

Curry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Eliza Curry, aged 12, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Jane Curry, aged 36, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Wm Curry, who landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Conell Curry, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Henry Curry, who landed in New York, NY in 1811


Curry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Mr. Ephraim Curry U.E who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783
  • Mr. Ephraim Curry U.E who settled in Canada c. 1783
  • Mr. Ephraim Curry Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783
  • Mr. James Curry U.E who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783
  • Mr. James Curry U.E who settled in Eastern District, Lancaster, Glengarry County, Ontario c. 1783


Curry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Norry Curry, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork
  • Thomas Curry, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast
  • Ann Curry, aged 27, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Catherine Curry, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Dennis Curry, aged 56, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838


Curry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Curry, aged 25, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lady Macdonald"
  • Eliza Curry, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Essy Curry, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Bridget Curry, aged 34, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian"


Curry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Curry, aged 16, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Catherine Curry arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864
  • Thomas Curry, aged 46, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Curry, aged 42, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Thomas Curry, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865


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  • Major General John Francis Curry (1886-1973), the first national commander of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
  • Joseph Patrick Curry (1957-1988), American Army Captain from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died
  • Wayne Keith Curry (1951-2014), American politician, 5th Prince George's, Maryland County Executive (1994-2002)
  • Robert Curry, American Olympic gold medalist for wrestling at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Michael Timothy "Mickey" Curry (b. 1956), American rock drummer
  • Adrianne Marie Curry (b. 1982), American model
  • Haskell Brooks Curry (1900-1982), American mathematician and logician
  • John Steuart Curry (1897-1946), American painter and illustrator
  • Timothy James "Tim" Curry (b. 1946), Emmy Award-winning and three-time Tony Award-nominated English actor, singer, and composer, best known for his role in the cult movie Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • John Curry (1949-1994), British figure skater, who won Olympic Gold in 1976


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  • A Compilation of the Data Relating to the Descendants of William Curry and Charity Lockwood by Margaret A. Knapp Stevenson.
  • Curry Cousins, 1785 to 1974 by Carolyn Reeves Ericson.
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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: Vigilans et audaux
Motto Translation: Vigilant and bold.

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  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Curry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curry 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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