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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name McCurry. The McCurry family lived the place named Currie, derived from Gaelic curraigh, in Midlothian, on record since 1230. Some instances of this name in Scotland are also known to have derived the place name Corrie in Dumfriesshire.

McCurry Early Origins



The surname McCurry was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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McCurry Spelling Variations


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McCurry Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. McCurry has appeared as Currie, Curry, Currey and others.

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McCurry Early History


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McCurry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCurry research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1291, and 1570 are included under the topic Early McCurry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCurry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCurry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCurry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCurry In Ireland


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McCurry In Ireland



Some of the McCurry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

McCurry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Angus McCurry, who landed in North Carolina in 1774

McCurry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H McCurry, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • W. McCurry, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

McCurry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry McCurry, aged 20, who landed in America from Antrim, in 1900
  • Ester McCurry, aged 18, who landed in America from Armagh, Ireland, in 1904
  • Jane McCurry, aged 19, who landed in America from Antrim, in 1904
  • William McCurry, aged 38, who settled in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1904
  • James McCurry, aged 23, who settled in America from Armagh, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCurry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCurry (post 1700)



  • Steve McCurry (b. 1950), American photojournalist, best known for his famous photograph "Afghan Girl" which was originally appeared in National Geographic for which he was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad
  • Michael Demaree "Mike" McCurry (b. 1954), American communication consultant, the 21st White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton (1994-1998)
  • Jeffrey Dee "Jeff" McCurry (b. 1970), retired American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1995 to 1999
  • Thomas Michael "Mike" McCurry (b. 1964), Scottish football referee and Baptist Associate Pastor at the Mosspark Baptist Church in Glasgow
  • Michael McCurry (b. 1964), Scottish football referee, Baptist Associate Pastor
  • Francis Joseph "Duke" McCurry (1900-1965), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey left winger with the Pittsburgh Pirates

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The McCurry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCurry 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 22 May 2016 at 09:03.

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