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The first family to use the name Curd lived in the area that was once the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. It is a name for a noted mariner or a sea captain.

Curd Early Origins



The surname Curd was first found in on the isle of Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Curd Spelling Variations


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Curd Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of Curd include MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.

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Curd Early History


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Curd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curd research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Curd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curd Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Curd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curd In Ireland


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Curd In Ireland



Some of the Curd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 192 words (14 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



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Curd were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

Curd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rich Curd, who landed in Virginia in 1658

Curd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaiah Curd, who landed in Texas in 1830

Curd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Curd, aged 47, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Sopia Curd, aged 47, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • John Curd, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Rhoda Curd, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Curd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Curd (post 1700)



  • William Curd, American politician, Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1890
  • Thomas H. S. Curd, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1932; Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 8th Judicial Circuit, 1940-45
  • Freed Curd, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Kentucky State House of Representatives 5th District
  • Blake Curd, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 2010

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Motto


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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: Dieu et mon pays
Motto Translation: God and my country.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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    The Curd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curd 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2015 at 09:35.

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