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Iam looking for a Bernadette Curran that was living in London in 1968 and gave birth to a daughter Michelle Curran. I believe she also had a young son and lived in or around the Islington area, originally from Ireland. Please contact


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I have since discovered from my Birth certificate that my Mother's name was Ann,or that was what was on my BCert so I am not sure where Bernadette came from, I am still looking for my Mother, I was born in The Royal Free hospital - Liverpool Road, My mother lived in Copenhagen Street, off the Caledonian road at the time of my Birth 16th July 1968, I was given up for adoption in September of the same year, but wasn't actually adopted until a year later, I also believe it would have been with a Catholic Adoption Agency. If anybody has any information about Ann or the Curran family that I may belong to it would be gratefully appreciated.
Many Many Thanks and Good Luck to all that are looking for Their own Currans....... there are a lot of us x
Update... My contact details have changed. Although my search continues. Still looking for Ann Curran living in Copenhagen Street off the Cally road in 1968 giving up her Daughter Michelle for adoption. Possibly an Archway Catholic Adoption agency. Daughter went to Reading.
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Again good luck and best wishes to all the Currans out there!


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Ó Corráin, Corran, Curren, Currans, Currane, Curreen, Kirrane, O’ Corrin, O’Currane, O’Corren, Corrin

The Curran name, and its variations, are popular throughout Ireland, most particularly in county Donegal in the northern province of Ulster. The name comes from the Gaelic word “corradh” meaning ‘spear’. One of the most famous Irish Currans was John Philpot Curran, a barrister and a nationalist, whose daughter was engaged to Robert Emmett.


From Kenneth: The surname Curran appears to be patronymical in origin, and is believed to be associated with the Irish, meaning,"Grandson of Corran", a diminitive of "Coiradh (spear). Different spellings of the same name original surname are a common occurrence. Dictionaries of surnames indicate probable spelling variations of Curran to be Corran, Currane, Kirrane, Curreen, O'Currin, Curren,and Coiradh. Although bearers of the old and distinguished Curran name comprise a small fraction of the population, there are a number who have established for it a significant place in history.

They include: Simon Curran(O'Currin) (d.1302), Bishop of Kiljenora,Ireland.

Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942) American painter of "perfume of the Rose", still hanging in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., "The Breezy Day"' in Philadelphia, and "Mountain Laurel."

John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) Irish orator and Judge who was a member of the Irish Parliament in 1783.

John Joseph Curran (1859-1936) ordained a priest in 1887, he spent the rest of his life as Curate and Pastor in the coal-mining area of Pennsylvania. He became famous for his support of miners and thier unions.

Amelia Curran(d.1847) She practiced painting only as an amateur, and her portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelly was exhibited in the National Portrait Exhibition in 1868.

Pearl Gildessleeve Curran (1875-1941) American composer who published about forty songs, many of them to her own texts. Her most successful works include," Dawn". "Life", "Rain", "Nursery Rhymes", and "Nocturne."

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