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Where did the Irish Corey family come from? What is the Irish Corey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Corey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Corey family history?The name Corey has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as O Corraidh or O Corra.
Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Corey are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Corey, Cory, Coriell and others.
First found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corey research. Another 199 words(14 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Corey History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Corey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of Irish families fled an Ireland that was forcibly held through by England through its imperialistic policies. A large portion of these families crossed the Atlantic to the shores of North America. The fate of these families depended on when they immigrated and the political allegiances they showed after they arrived. Settlers that arrived before the American War of Independence may have moved north to Canada at the war's conclusion as United Empire Loyalists. Such Loyalists were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Those that fought for the revolution occasionally gained the land that the fleeing Loyalist vacated. After this period, free land and an agrarian lifestyle were not so easy to come by in the East. So when seemingly innumerable Irish immigrants arrived during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s, free land for all was out of the question. These settlers were instead put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Whenever they came, Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Corey or a variant listed above, including:
Corey Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Corey Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Corey Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Corey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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