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Currie Family History

Currie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Currie in Midlothian first recorded in this form in 1230. It is derived from Gaelic curraigh dative case of currach ‘wet plain marsh’. Scottish: habitational name from Corrie in Dumfriesshire or another place so named (see Corrie ). Scottish form of Irish Curry or in Arran an Anglicized form of Mac Mhuirich (see McMurray ). English: variant of Currey . Americanized form of Arabic Khoury or Khouri ‘priest’. Compare Cury and Curry .

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


Similar surnames: Corrie, Carrie, Curry, Cure, Curtin, Urie, Corris, Durie, Murrie

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Where is the Currie family from?

You can see how Currie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Currie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Currie families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 48 Currie families living in North Carolina. This was about 44% of all the recorded Currie's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Currie families in 1840.
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What did your Currie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Currie. 19% of Currie men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Currie women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Currie were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Currie. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Currie. For the veterans among your Currie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Currie lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Currie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Currie in 1947 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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