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Current Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of English Currant, from Old French courant, present participle of courir ‘to run’, which Dauzat and Morlet suggest is an ellipse for chien courant, and hence a nickname for a hunter. In some cases, the name may be an Americanized form of the French cognate Courant, for which Morlet also offers an additional source: a habitational name from any of various minor places named (Le) Courant, from courant ‘running’, in the sense of ‘running water’, ‘water course’, a derivative of kaour from Old Breton cobrand, from cobr ‘help’, ‘aid’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Burden, Curley, Carden, Uren, Curlett, Buren, Forrest, Surrett

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Where is the Current family from?

You can see how Current families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Current family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Current families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Current families living in Indiana. This was about 38% of all the recorded Current's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Current families in 1840.
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What did your Current ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Current. 23% of Current men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Current women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Current were Truck Driver and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Cook
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 400 immigration records available for the last name Current. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Current. For the veterans among your Current ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Current lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Current life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Current in 1949 was 63, and 76 in 2004.

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