Curtin Family Crest


The Irish surname Curtin has its origin in Ireland and is derived from the Gaelic name "MacCruitín," which means "son of the small hound." The name "MacCruitín" is a patronymic surname, indicating that it was originally used to identify the descendants of a particular ancestor named "Cruitín."

The term "Cruitín" itself is believed to have been a personal name derived from the Irish word "cruit," which means "harp." In ancient Ireland, the harp held great cultural significance and was associated with music, poetry, and storytelling. It is possible that "Cruitín" may have referred to someone who played or made harps, or it could have been a nickname for someone who displayed characteristics associated with the harp.

The Curtin surname is most commonly associated with County Cork in southwestern Ireland, where the MacCruitín family was historically prominent.

Curtin family crest cufflinks


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