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Current Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of English Currant, from Old French courant, present participle of courir ‘to run’, which Dauzat and Morlet suggest is an ellipse for chien courant, and hence a nickname for a hunter. In some cases, the name may be an Americanized form of the French cognate Courant, for which Morlet also offers an additional source: a habitational name from any of various minor places named (Le) Courant, from courant ‘running’, in the sense of ‘running water’, ‘water course’, a derivative of kaour from Old Breton cobrand, from cobr ‘help’, ‘aid’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Burden, Curley, Carden, Uren, Curlett, Buren, Forrest, Surrett

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Current Family Origin

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Current Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Herding Stock were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Current. A less common occupation for the Current family was Brickmaking. The most common Current occupation in the USA was Farmer. 71% of Current's were Farmers.

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  • Laborer

  • Herding Stock

  • Brickmaking


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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Current life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Current in 1949 was 63, and 76 in 2004.

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