The Irish surname McCurry, also found in Scotland, is of patronymic origin. When found in Ireland it is the anglicized form of the Gaelic name 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.” The name is first recorded in the New World in 1774 when Angus McCurry arrived in North Carolina. Today there are 7,500 bearers of the surname McCurry living in the United States.