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Irish surnames have been much altered from their original forms. Before being translated into English, Curtin appeared as "Mac Cuirtin," derived from the personal name "Cruitin," which means "hunchbacked." As this name is descriptive in origin, it is considered to be a nickname surname. Like the majority of early Irish hereditary surnames, nickname surnames were formed by adding either the prefix "Mc," meaning "son of," or "O," meaning "grandson of," to the root of the name.

Curtin Early Origins



The surname Curtin was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they were an ancient Thomond sept whose family seat was at Ennistymon. They held a family seat as Chiefs of the Clann Cruitin. Their territories were in the barony of Corcomroe, County Clare, where they and the MacBrodys were hereditary ollaves (master-poets) and as such sat next to the king at the table and was privileged, as none else but the queen was, to wear six different colors in his clothes.

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Curtin Spelling Variations


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Curtin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: McCurtin, McCurtain, Curtin, Curtain, Cruitin, McCruitin, O'Curtin, O'Curtain, McCruttin, O'Cruttin, Cyrtayne, Curtayne, McCurtaine, O'Curtaine, O'Cruitin, O'Cuarthain, Cruitin, MacCurtin and many more.

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Curtin Early History


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Curtin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curtin research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1680, 1755, 1793 and 1405 are included under the topic Early Curtin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curtin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curtin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Curtin 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curtin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Curtin, who arrived in Antigua (Antego) in 1798

Curtin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Curtin, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1846
  • T G Curtin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • Michael Curtin, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • David Curtin, who arrived in Arkansas in 1874
  • Thomas Curtin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879

Curtin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Curtin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Denis Curtin, aged 24, a tanner, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Tim. Curtin, aged 22, a tanner, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Mr. David Curtin, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Avon" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 23)
  • Mr. Edward Curtin who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Saguenay" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 23)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Curtin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Curtin, aged 43, a herdsman, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"

Curtin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Curtin, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Invercargill aboard the ship "Rimutaka" in 1885

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Contemporary Notables of the name Curtin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Curtin (post 1700)



  • Phyllis Curtin (1921-2016), American classical soprano, Dean Emerita, College of Fine Arts at Boston University in 1991
  • Andrew Gregg Curtin (1815-1894), son of a Clare emigrant, who became the Governor of Pennsylvania, and was later appointed the U.S. Minister to Russia by President Ulysses S. Grant
  • Harry Bolinger Curtin (1866-1929), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1916, 1920
  • George Washington Curtin (b. 1843), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1900, 1908
  • Frank A. Curtin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1924
  • Emmett R. Curtin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1916
  • Edward C. Curtin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Montville, 1920
  • Cynthia K. Curtin (b. 1962), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004
  • Carolyn L. Curtin, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Board of Education; Elected 2002; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2008
  • Andrew Gregg Curtin (1817-1894), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1881-87
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 23)

Other References

  1. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
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The Curtin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curtin 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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