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Curran Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corráin or Ó Corraidhín ‘descendant of Corraidhín’ a personal name from a diminutive of corradh ‘spear’. Compare Corr . Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic from Mac Corraidhín ‘son of Corraidhín’ with the same personal name as 1 above. According to Woulfe this family was a branch of the Uí Fhiachrach who originated in Sligo but were predominantly located in Leitrim by the end of the 16th century. English: variant of Curwen see Corrin

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Conran, Curry, Murrin, Murray, Cryan, Corgan, Cloran, Curtin, Carlan

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Where is the Curran family from?

You can see how Curran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curran families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Curran families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Curran's in USA. New York had the highest population of Curran families in 1840.
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What did your Curran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Curran. 12% of Curran men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Curran women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Curran were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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What is the average Curran lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Curran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Curran in 1940 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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