The Irish surname Curry, also found in England and Scotland is of patronymic origin. When found in Ireland it is the anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Comhraidhe, meaning “descendant of Comhraidhe”, a personal name meaning "spear." When found in Scotland it is an habitational name from Currie in Midlothian, first recorded in this form in 1230. It is derived from Gaelic curraigh, dative case of currach meaning “wet plain or marsh.” In England Curry is of a locative originfrom any one of the places in the counties of Cornwall but mainly Somerset such as Curry Mallet or Curry Revel, which are named from the river Curry, on which they stand.
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