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The Curran DNA Project

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This site is home to the Curran DNA Project and  is open to all families with this surname, of all spelling variations, and from all locations.  

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Looking for an Uncle and a Grandmother

Family TreeI am looking for information on an Uncle and Grandmother.I am looking for George Henry [perhaps Lamb] Curran born April 20th 1914 in Peterborough Ont. Also looking for Anne Elizabeth Curran [Lamb] .George would have been my Uncle , Annie would have been my Grandmother.
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Olaf of the Shoes

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One of the most famous of the Viking roving kings was Olaf Curran, ‘Olaf of the Shoes’
He was very fond of leather goods of the highest quality. Beautifully tanned Irish leathers were an important part of Dublin’s export business. A Christian, he was at one time King of both Dublin and Northumbria.
He was twice expelled from Northumbria and lost Dublin in 980 at the Battle of Tara. He died a penitent at the monastery of Iona in 981.
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Looking for Robert James Curran

Family TreeI am the son of Robert James Curran and have been estranged from him for over 7 years now.
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Haldimand-Norfolk Currans

Family TreeCurran families in Haldimand-Norfolk
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Ontario Currans?

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Hi there

I am looking for my great grandfather's second family. His name was Ray Curran, and came directly from Ireland. He married a girl in Cape Breton, and they had a couple of children, one of them, James,  my grandfather. He moved to Ontario and met another woman, married, had children and opened what I understood was a garage of some type. There is a possibility that his second family knows nothing about his first family. If you have a relative Ray Curran, red hair, was a baseball player in Ireland. Maybe he spoke of Cape Breton, I would love to hear from you. :) Thanks

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Looking for Curran Somerville

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Is there anyone who can tell me what the historical connection between the Currans and Somervilles might be?  I have a GG Grandmother, Sarah Eliza Somerville O'Connor, who lists her father as Curran Somerville. The only Curran Somerville I have found was born in Virginia - not in Ireland as was Sarah.   My Curran Somerville was a shipping clerk in (I believe) Belfast, Ireland.  Any and all info or suggestions will be greatly appreciated! 

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Looking for Curran Somerville

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I am trying to find my great-great grandfather who is listed on a family marriage certificate as "Curran Somerville". According to the marriage certificate of his daughter (Sarah Eliza Somerville - born in Co. Monaghan, Ireland) his approximate birth year would have been 1799 to 1805.  I have no idea if he was born in Scotland or Ireland.  Hoping someone in Curran-land might have a suggestion or comment.  Thanks for your time!

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 Hi, my name is Kris I am the son of Howard Eric Curran (deceased). I am from Oshawa Ontario Canada. I'm trying to locate my half brother and sister: Jason Curran and Tracy Curran. Any info would be great. Thank you.

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Great-grandmother Ruth Curran

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 My great-grandfather, Harold Wright had a relationship with a woman named Ruth Curran in the mid 1920's. She had Earl and Edwin by him. There's a lot of hearsy around what happened, but somehow my grandfather Edwin, and his brother Earl ended up being legally adopted by their grandparents Herbert and Minnie Wright and Ruth was never again seen. I understand that Ruth wasn't ever actually married to my grandfather, and that she may have been neglectful. I've also heard that she may have passed away in the British Columbia area. This is all that I have to go on, aside from the fact that during the time my grandfather would have been conceived, he was apparently in Minnesota, U.S.A. This leads me to believe that Ruth was an American or had stayed there with him.


Any information that anyone may have about a Ruth Curran born around 1900-1905 with two sons missing would be of great help.


Thank you.


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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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