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Irish Surname - Curry

Origin of the Irish Surname Curry

The Irish surname Curry is derived from the Gaelic Ó Comhraidhe, meaning "descendant of Comhraidhe," which is derived from the word comhraidhe, meaning "conversation partner" or "associate." The name is primarily associated with counties Roscommon and Galway in western Ireland.

The Curry surname can also be of English origin, derived from the Old English word "curian," meaning "to care for." This English origin is more common in Northern Ireland and can be found throughout the UK.

According to the 1901 Irish census, Curry was the 66th most common surname in Ireland, with the highest numbers found in Mayo, Galway, and Roscommon.

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Variations of the Irish Surname Curry

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Curry

The Curry family coat of arms features a blue shield with three silver garbs (bundles of wheat) arranged in a diagonal pattern. Above the shield is a silver helmet with a gold crown, and above the helmet is a wreath made of alternating blue and silver. On top of the wreath is a silver bird with wings spread, known as a martlet.

The motto for the Curry family is "Deus meus adiutor" which translates to "God is my helper" in English. This motto reflects the family's strong Catholic faith and belief in the power of divine assistance.

The Curry coat of arms and motto have been passed down through generations of the family and can be seen today on various family crests and heraldic symbols. They represent the family's proud Irish heritage and their commitment to faith and community.

Please Note

There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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