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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.

Curdy Early Origins



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.

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Curdy Spelling Variations


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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.

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Curdy Early History


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Curdy Early History



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

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Curdy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curdy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Curdy In Ireland


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Curdy In Ireland



Some of the Curdy 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


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Curdy (post 1700)


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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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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. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Curdy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curdy 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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