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Native Irish surnames such as Curren have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Curren is O Corrain or the older form O Currain.

Curren Early Origins



The surname Curren was first found in County Waterford (Irish: Port Láirge), anciently the Deise region, on the South coast of Ireland in the Province of Munster, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Curren Spelling Variations


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Curren Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Curren family name include Curran, Currans, O'Curren, Curren, Corren, Corrane, O'Curran, Currens, Currin, Corraine, Courrane, Courran, Courren and many more.

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Curren Early History


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Curren Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curren research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1411, 1526, 1546, 1750, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Curren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curren Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curren Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Curren 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



Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Curren:

Curren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Susannah Curren, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Elizah Curren, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • T. Curren, who settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1820
  • Denny Curren, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Patrick Curren, who settled in New York State in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Curren Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Curren, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1821
  • Thomas Curren, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1826
  • Luke Curren, aged 13, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • Elenor Curren, aged 18, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • Rose Curren, aged 13, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Curren Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Curren, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Nancy Curren, aged 25, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Curren Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Annie Curren, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Curren (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Curren (post 1700)



  • Tom Curren (b. 1964), American former World Champion surfer
  • James Edward "Red" Curren (1925-2010), Canadian basketball player at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Kevin Melvyn Curren (b. 1958), South African former professional tennis player who played in two Grand Slam singles finals

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Suggested Readings for the name Curren


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Suggested Readings for the name Curren



  • The Family of Michael Curren and Sarah Crawford of Columbiana County, Ohio by J. Douglas Bradshaw.

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Curren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curren 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 26 June 2013 at 08:38.

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