A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Cury. They 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 Cury family
The surname Cury 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 Cury family
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Cury Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Cury has appeared as Currie, Curry, Currey and others.
Early Notables of the Cury family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cury family to Ireland
Some of the Cury 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.
Migration of the Cury family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them:
Cury Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Abraham Cury, who landed in Virginia in 1700 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 Cury (post 1700)
- W. D. Cury, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mason County, 1915-18 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Guy Cury (1930-2018), French hurdler who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics