Family of Currie (MacMhuirich)
Gaelic Name: MacMhuirich
Crest: WATCH THIS SPACE
Motto: WATCH THIS SPACE
Origin of name: Territorial
Lands: Islay, then South Uist
Clan Chief: None, armigerous family
Although not a Clan with a chief the Curries came from Clan MacMhuirrich (pronounced MacVurich), Currie being an anglicised evolution of the name. The MacMhuirrich were a highly distinguished Clan, they were noted for their high literacy, which was not a common thing back in Clan times. The MacMhuirrich’s studied heroic literature and genealogy of the ancient Gaelic world.
Following the Jacobite defeat at Culloden many names became anglicised. The name MacMhuirrich could be seen in a variety of forms before settling on Currie (Curry and Currey included), variations before included McCurrie in the Hebrides, MacMureach, MacVurich, and MacCurry (remember Mac just means ‘son of’).