Curry Family History

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Curry Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Comhraidhe, ‘descendant of Comhraidhe’, a personal name of uncertain meaning. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corra (see Corr). Scottish and northern English: variant of Currie.

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

Similar surnames: Carr, Murray, Berry, Scurry, Merry, Burry, Terry, Corry, Hurry

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Curry Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Curry name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Curry. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Curry Family Origin

Where is the Curry family from?

Curry Family Occupations

What did your Curry ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Curry family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Curry. The most common Curry occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Curry's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Curry ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Curry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 381,000 census records available for the last name Curry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Curry. 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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Draft Card

There are 70,000 military records available for the last name Curry. For the veterans among your Curry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Curry Life Expectancy

What is the average Curry lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Curry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Curry in 1940 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Curry ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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