The Curcay surname is derived from the place named Courcy in Normandy
Early Origins of the Curcay family
The surname Curcay was first found in Stoke County, Somerset
, one of the baronies received by Richard de Courcy, who accompanied William, Duke of Normandy
, on his conquest of England
, and was present at the decisive battle of Hastings, 14 Oct. 1066. He was also given the lordships of Newentam, Seckenden, and Foxcote, in Oxfordshire
. There is a record of Richard de Curci in the Domesday Book
of 1086, in Oxfordshire. William de Curcy, also a landowner listed in the Domesday book married King William I's daughter Emma.
Early History of the Curcay family
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Curcay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Courcy, Courcey, Courcie, Curcy, Cursie, Curcie, DeCourcy, De Courcy and many more.
Early Notables of the Curcay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Curcay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry DeCourcy, on record in Maryland in 1634; William de Courcy, a Jacobite
sent to Maryland in 1763; James Courcey, an enforced emigrant from Ireland
to America in 1739.
The Curcay Motto
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: Vincit omnia veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers all things.