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Currin Family HistoryThis interesting name is one of the Anglicized forms of the Gaelic (Irish) 'O'Corraidhin', meaning 'descendant of Corraidhin', a personal name from a diminutive form of the byname derived from 'corradh', spear. The surname Currin is numerous and widespread in Ireland now, both in its Anglicized forms and in the Irish forms of O'Corrain or O'Currain. In the 16th and 17th Centuries, the name was found mainly in counties Waterford and Tipperary, and also in Galway and Leitrim. In Kerry, the name was usually found as Currane, and other variants in the modern idiom include, Corran, Curreen and Curren.
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