Curdy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The story of the name Curdy reaches back through Scottish history to the kingdom of Dalriada. The name evolved for a person who worked as a noted mariner or a sea captain.
Early Origins of the Curdy family
The surname Curdy 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.
Early History of the Curdy family
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Curdy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Many spelling variations of Curdy have been recorded over the years, including MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.
Early Notables of the Curdy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Curdy family to Ireland
Some of the Curdy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 94 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Curdy migration to the United States +
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Curdys to arrive in North America:
Curdy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dennis Curdy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 
- Morgan Curdy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 
- William Curdy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 
- William Curdy, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 
- Neil Curdy, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Curdy (post 1700) +
- Averill Ann Curdy, American poet, and academic, recipient of the 2007 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
- Willis Curdy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Montana State House of Representatives 100th District, 2010 
- Mrs. R. J. Curdy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928 
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The Curdy 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html