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The roots of the name Currie are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Currie was originally found the place named Currie, derived from Gaelic curraigh, in Midlothian, on record since 1230. Some instances of this name in Scotland are also known to have derived the place name Corrie in Dumfriesshire.

Currie Early Origins



The surname Currie was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Currie Spelling Variations


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Currie Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Currie has been spelled Currie, Curry, Currey and others.

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Currie Early History


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Currie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Currie research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1291, and 1570 are included under the topic Early Currie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Currie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Currie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Currie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Currie In Ireland


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Currie In Ireland



Some of the Currie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Currie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Currie, who landed in America in 1750
  • Catharine Currie, who arrived in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1774

Currie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, Currie Jr., who landed in America in 1811
  • Josias Currie, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Thomas Currie, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Angus Currie, aged 42, arrived in North Carolina in 1812
  • Bernard Currie, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Currie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Richard Currie U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. David Currie, "Curry" U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Joshua Currie, "Curry, Currey" U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Lt. Ross Currie, "Curry" U.E. born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 member of the Pennsylvania Loyalists Regiment [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Currie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Currie, who arrived in Canada in 1816

Currie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Lancelot William Currie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "City Of Adelaide" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF ADELAIDE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839CityOfAdelaide.htm
  • Mary Currie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY Bute 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Lawrence Currie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849
  • Michael Currie, Scottish convict from Scotland, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Ann Currie "alias Murray", Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Currie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jessie Currie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Hannah Currie, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872
  • John Currie, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Sarah Currie, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Dougal Currie a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Currie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Currie (post 1700)



  • Monique Currie (b. 1983), American WNBA basketball player
  • Nancy Jane Sherlock Currie (b. 1958), United States Army officer, and NASA astronaut
  • Lauchlin Bernard Currie (1902-1993), American (Canadian-born) economist
  • Paul Currie (b. 1985), Scottish footballer from Edinburgh
  • Ken Currie (b. 1960), Scottish painter
  • David Norman Currie (b. 1962), English former football striker from Stockton
  • Sir Walter Mordaunt Cyril Currie (1894-1978), 5th Baronet, English peer and poet who wrote the lyrics for Cecil Armstrong Gibbs's second symphony Odysseus
  • Brigadier John Cecil Currie MC DSO & two Bars (1898-1944), English officer in the British Army during World War II killed in action
  • Sir Walter Louis Rackham Currie (1856-1941), 4th Baronet
  • Sir Frederick Reeve Currie (1851-1930), 3rd Baronet
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Currie Historic Events


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Currie Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Kate  Currie (1882-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss May  Currie (1900-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Florence  Currie (1902-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Ruby  Currie (1905-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert Currie (b. 1921), Scottish Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. George Currie (b. 1914), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Ashton-under-lyne, Manchester, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Currie, English First Waiter from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF ADELAIDE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839CityOfAdelaide.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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The Currie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Currie 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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