Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Curran Clan

Fun facts and history behind your Irish family name.

Irish derivation: O Cooraidhin

Name meaning: corradh, meaning spear

Counties associated with the name: Donegal, Tipperary, and Waterford 

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Interesting facts

- The name Curran originates from the pre 10th century Olde Gaelic name O'Corraidhin.

Some famous Currans:

 - Mairead Curran (1968-, Austrailian actress, voice-over artist)  

 - Matthew 'Nutty' Curran (1882-1938, Irish professional heavyweight boxer)

 - Tony Curran (1969-, Scottish actor)

 - Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1941, American Painter)

Read more: What’s your Irish clan?