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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, 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. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    6. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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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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