Curton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Curton family

The surname Curton was first found in Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat as Chiefs of their race. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Kerry and Limerick. Traditionally they are descended from the O'Connor and from the 3rd son of Fergus Mor, King of Ulster, who was ancestor of the Clann Cruitin.

Early History of the Curton family

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Curton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Curtain, Crutin, Curtayne, McCruttin, McCurtain, McCurtaine, O'Curtain, O'Curtaine and many more.

Early Notables of the Curton family (pre 1700)

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United States Curton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Curton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Curton, who arrived in America in 1808 [1]
  • Elizabeth Curton, aged 33, who landed in Massachusetts in 1812 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Curton (post 1700) +

  • Warren D. Curton, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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