Current History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Current family

The surname Current 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.

Important Dates for the Current family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Current research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1526, 1546, 1411, 1526, 1546, 1411, 1750 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Current History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Current Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Current revealed many variations, including Curran, Currans, O'Curren, Curren, Corren, Corrane, O'Curran, Currens, Currin, Corraine, Courrane, Courran, Courren and many more.

Early Notables of the Current family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Current Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Current migration to Canada

The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Current:

Current Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. William Current U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]
Current Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Lawrence Current, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1811
  • Lawrence Current, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1811

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Citations

  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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