Curling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Curling surname is an Anglicization, derived from the Irish Gaelic "Mac Toirdhealbhaigh."

Early Origins of the Curling family

The surname Curling was first found in the Connacht counties of Galway and Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where the places names Ballymacurley and Curley's Island can be found. There is also legend in Ireland, that the name descends from Maolduin, the second son of the 164th Monarch of Ireland, who founded the clanns of Muldoon. Maolduin's great, great grandson was Clercen, whose name means "curly one." Clercen founded the Clan O'Cleircen, which anglicized is Curley or Curling.

Important Dates for the Curling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curling research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 130 and 1305 are included under the topic Early Curling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Curling Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Corley, MacCorley, Curley, Curlee, Curling, Kirley, McKerley, McCurley, McCurly and many more.

Early Notables of the Curling family (pre 1700)

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

Curling migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert B Curling, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]
  • Robert Curling, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]

Curling migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Curling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Curling, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Norman Morrison" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in 1854 [2]
  • Mrs. Curling, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Norman Morrison" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in 1854 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Curling (post 1700)

  • E. L. Curling, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1956 [3]

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Citations

  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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