Currier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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 corëor 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.
Early Origins of the Currier family
The surname Currier was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Kildwick from ancient times. .
Early History of the Currier family
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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.
Early Notables of the Currier family (pre 1700)
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Currier migration to the United States +
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 migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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 
- 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 
- 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 
- 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 
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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The Currier 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 Translation: Merit
- ^ 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)
- ^ 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