Show ContentsCure History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Cure surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

Early Origins of the Cure family

The surname Cure was first found in Dumbartonshire. The first on record was "Douenaldus filius Makbeth mac Ywar was one of the perambulators of the boundary between the lands of Arnbroath Abbey and the barony of Kynblathmund, 1219." [1]

Early History of the Cure family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cure research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1479, 1488, 1499, 1541, 1562, 1563, 1621, 1622, 1638, 1640, 1644, 1659, 1890 and 1931 are included under the topic Early Cure History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cure Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

Early Notables of the Cure family

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cure Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cure Ranking

In France, the name Cure is the 3,766th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Cure family to Ireland

Some of the Cure family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Cure migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cure Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Cure, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cure (post 1700) +

  • George X. Cure, American politician, Independent Candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from the District of Columbia, 1990 [4]
  • Carol Cure, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 4th District, 1994; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1996 [4]

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Albert Edwin Cure, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland (1914) and survived the sinking [5]

The Cure 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: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.

  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from
  5. Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook