The roots of the name MacCury are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. MacCury was originally found 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 MacCury family
The surname MacCury 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 MacCury family
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MacCury 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. MacCury has appeared as Currie, Curry, Currey and others.
Early Notables of the MacCury family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacCury family to Ireland
Some of the MacCury 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 MacCury 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: Charles Currey who settled in Philadelphia in 1851; James Currey settled in St. Christopher in 1716; William and his wife settled in Alexandria Vermont in 1822 with seven children.