The ancient Scottish name McCury was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived the place named Currie, derived from Gaelic curraigh,
, 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 McCury family
The surname McCury 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 McCury family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCury research.Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1291, and 1570 are included under the topic Early McCury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCury Spelling Variations
The many spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years McCury has been spelled Currie, Curry, Currey and others.
Early Notables of the McCury family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCury family to Ireland
Some of the McCury 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.
Migration of the McCury family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland
, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan
organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were: Charles Currey who settled in Philadelphia in 1851; James Currey settled in St. Christopher in 1716; William and his wife settled in Alexandria Vermont in 1822 with seven children.