Re: Currie / McVurich - please help

Glynn Currie

Hi Janice,

The link below will take you to an Electric Scotland article which talks about the Currie family and the origin of the Currie name. You might find it interesting.

My only caveat is that it talks about the Clan Currie, which historically never existed. It is a modern attempt to create a clan through the use of society status. Other than that I think the article is good.

Hope it helps.



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From: Janice McClelland
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 8:23 AM
Subject: [Islay] Currie / McVurich - please help


Hi All - Wayne's 4x ggf is Donald Currie 1760-1840, Bowmore. Ancestry says that Donald's father was Ivar Currie McVurich, based on info from 17 family trees but few records. I have yet to add Ivar to the tree as I don't understand the Currie/McVurich name combo/change & haven't found an explanation or records that clearly state the situation that make me confident Ivar is my guy. Hoping Wayne's Currie cousins can shed some light on this for me.

Kind regards, 
Jan McClelland


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