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About the Curran surname

origin

Curran (Irish: Ó Corráin) is an Irish and also a Scottish surname.

The Irish surname is now found in County Waterford but originates in eastern County Cork, where the Ó Corráins were a major branch of the ruling dynasty of the ancient Uí Liatháin kingdom.

The two most prominent septs of the Uí Liatháin were the following:

  • Uí Meic Caille
    • The Uí Meic Caille (Uí Maic Caille), who gave their name to the Barony of Imokilly, took their name from Meic Caille, son of Meic Brócc, son of Eochu Liathán.
  • Uí Thassaig

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