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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Curio

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cu"ri*o
Any curiosity{3} or article of virtu; any object esteemed for its unusual nature.

Etymology: Abbreviation of curiosity

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

Notable Persons With the Last Name Curio

Lúcio Curió is a soccer player for the ABC Futebol Clube, Associação Desportiva Guarabira, Sociedade Esportiva Matsubara, Nacional Atlético Clube (Patos), Esporte Clube Novo Hamburgo, Centro Sportivo Paraibano, Sport Club do Recife, América Futebol Clube (RN), Gyeongnam FC, Ulsan Hyundai FC, and a. Lúcio was born on July 2nd, 1984 in Guarabira, Paraíba,.


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Popularity of Curio as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Curio U.S.
  White 85.33% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Curio

People with the last name Curio are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Curio

  • How Popular is the name Curio? As a last name Curio was the 116,201st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Curio first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Curio is Friday, February 8th, 1895.
  • How unique is the name Curio? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Curio. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Curio: Your name in reverse order is Oiruc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uroic. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Curio? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 150 people with the last name Curio.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Curio? Curio is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Curio born Nov 21, 2016

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 775. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.