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The original Gaelic form of Curnane was Mac Thighearnain, which is derived from the word "tighearna," which means "lord."

Curnane Early Origins



The surname Curnane was first found in County Cavan, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Curnane Spelling Variations


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Curnane Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Curnane family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Kiernan, MacKiernan, Tiernan, McKernan, McKernon, McKernin, McKernen and many more.

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Curnane Early History


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Curnane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curnane research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Curnane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curnane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curnane Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Curnane Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curnane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Curnane, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Curnane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Curnane (post 1700)



  • Joseph A. Curnane, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960
  • Daniel B. Curnane, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940

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Curnane Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    5. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    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. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Curnane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curnane 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 09:36.

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