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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.
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Current research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1411, 1526, 1546, 1750, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Current History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Current Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Current Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Current Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The Current Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Current 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.
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