When James Current was born on 7 January 1777, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, William S. Currant, was 36 and his mother, Esther Elizabeth Lemon, was 37. He married Mary Maines in 1800, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States in 1840. His occupation is listed as farmer in Sparta, Sussex, New Jersey, United States. He died on 27 July 1849, in Vernon, Sussex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United States.
Scottish and English (of Norman origin): possibly a nickname from the present participle of Old French courir ‘to run’. This form of the surname is rare in Britain.
Irish and English: variant of Curran , with excrescent final -t.