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McCurry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish , Scottish


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.


Early Origins of the McCurry family


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.

Early History of the McCurry family


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Another 139 words (10 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.

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.

Early Notables of the McCurry family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McCurry family to Ireland


Some of the McCurry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McCurry family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

McCurry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H McCurry, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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.)

McCurry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Kenneth McCurry, aged 23 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Wakefield" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]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. 43)

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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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ 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. 43)


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