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The family name Currier is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a messenger or person who dresses tanned leather. In the former case, the surname Currier is derived from the Old French words corŽor or courreour, which mean courier. In the latter case, the surname is derived from the Old French word couraieur, which in turn comes from the Old French word conreeur, which means currier.

Currier Early Origins



The surname Currier was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Kildwick from ancient times. .

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Currier Spelling Variations


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Currier Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Currier include Currer, Curror, Currier, Curryer, Conreor, Couraour, Curur, Curreour, Currour, Curryar, Corour and many more.

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Currier Early History


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Currier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Currier research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1256, 1293, 1314, 1375, 1379, 1400, 1430, 1546, 1656, 1661, and 1740 are included under the topic Early Currier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Currier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Currier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Currier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Currier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Currier, who landed in Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1675

Currier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S Currier, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • E Currier, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Currier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Currier, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Issachar Currier U.E. from Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Upper Gagetown, Gagetown, New Brunswick c. 1783 he died in 1807 in Kingsclear, New Brunswick [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. Martin Currier U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 26 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [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
  • Mrs. Magdalen Currier U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 77 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [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
  • Esq. Henry Currier U.E. (b. 1770), aged 13 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 128 aboard the ship "HMS Clinon", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York [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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Currier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Currier (post 1700)



  • Althea Currier (b. 1942), American glamour model and actress
  • Cindy Figg Currier (b. 1960), American professional golfer
  • Chester Currier (1946-2007), American newspaper and magazine columnist and nonfiction book author
  • Frank Dunklee Currier (1853-1921), U.S. Representative from New Hampshire
  • William Frank Currier (b. 1955), former American football defensive back
  • Nathan Currier (b. 1960), American composer
  • Moody Currier (1806-1898), American lawyer, banker, generous patron of the arts, and Republican politician
  • Sebastian Currier (b. 1959), American composer of music for chamber groups and orchestras
  • Frank Currier (1857-1928), American actor and director of the silent era
  • Richard C. Currier (1892-1984), American film editor
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Merite
Motto Translation: Merit


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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

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. 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, 1968. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Currier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Currier 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 8 November 2015 at 19:45.

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