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

Currin Early Origins



The surname Currin 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.

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Currin Spelling Variations


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Currin Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Currin family name include Curran, Currans, O'Curren, Curren, Corren, Corrane, O'Curran, Currens, Currin, Corraine, Courrane, Courran, Courren and many more.

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Currin Early History


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Currin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Currin research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1411, 1526, 1546, 1750, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Currin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Currin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Currin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Currin Notables 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Currin:

Currin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Currin, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Eliza Currin, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Joseph Currin, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Thomas Currin, aged 26, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • John Currin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850

Currin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Currin, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • Patrick Currin, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Currin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Currin, aged 51, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Ann Currin, aged 42, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • John Currin, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Sarah Currin, aged 15, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Thomas Currin, aged 11, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Currin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Currin (post 1700)



  • John Currin, American background artist, known for his work on The Mumbly Cartoon Show (1976), The New Tom & Jerry Show (1975) and The Great Grape Ape Show (1977)
  • John Currin, American assistant editor, known for his work on The Simpsons Movie (2007), The Iron Giant (1999) and Space Jam (1996)
  • Dovie Currin, American child actress, known for her role in Love Is Strange (2014)
  • Brenda Currin, American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Nancy Clutter in the widely acclaimed In Cold Blood (1967)
  • Perry Gilmore Currin (1928-2011), American Major League Baseball shortstop who played in three games for the St. Louis Browns in 1947
  • David Maney Currin Sr. (1817-1864), Tennessee politician who served in the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War
  • John Currin (b. 1962), American painter
  • Brian Currin (b. 1950), South African lawyer, helped found the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
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    The Currin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Currin 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 6 December 2016 at 23:26.

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