Curiel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Curiel is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a messenger or person who dresses tanned leather. In the former case, the surname Curiel is derived from the Old French words corëor or courreour, which mean courier. In the latter case, the surname is derived from the Old French word couraieur, which in turn comes from the Old French word conreeur, which means currier.

Early Origins of the Curiel family

The surname Curiel was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Kildwick from ancient times. .

Important Dates for the Curiel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curiel research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1256, 1293, 1314, 1375, 1379, 1400, 1430, 1546, 1656, 1661, and 1740 are included under the topic Early Curiel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Curiel Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Curiel include Currer, Curror, Currier, Curryer, Conreor, Couraour, Curur, Curreour, Currour, Curryar, Corour and many more.

Early Notables of the Curiel family (pre 1700)

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Curiel migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Curiel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Solomon Curiel, who landed in Jamaica in 1741 [1]
Curiel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco De Curiel, who landed in America in 1813 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Curiel (post 1700)

  • Jonathan Curiel (b. 1960), American journalist
  • Carolyn Curiel (b. 1954), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Belize, 1997- [2]

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from
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