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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish

Where did the Scottish Corrie family come from? What is the Scottish Corrie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Corrie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Corrie family history?

The chronicles of the Corrie family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived in the parish of Hutton Corrie in the county of Dumfriesshire.

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The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Corrie has been spelled Corrie, Corry, Corey, Correy, Corrye, Corie, Cory, Cawrie, Cawrey and many more.

First found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corrie research. Another 351 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1296, 1379, 1398, 1449, 1526, 1547 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Corrie History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Corrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Corrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

  • Alexander, Jane, Margaret, Nicholas, Robert and William Corrie arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in the 18th century

Corrie Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • James Corrie, aged 44, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • John Corrie, aged 51, arrived in North Carolina in 1812
  • William Corrie, who arrived in New York in 1824
  • Robert Corrie, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828
  • Robert Corrie, who applied for Naturalization in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1828

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  • Rachel Aliene Corrie (1979-2003), American member of the International Solidarity Movement killed in the Gaza Strip by an Israel Defence Forces bulldozer
  • Heather Corrie (b. 1971), British-born American slalom canoer
  • Joe Corrie (1894-1968), Scottish miner, poet and playwright
  • John Alexander Corrie (b. 1935), British Conservative Party politician
  • Anthony Corrie (b. 1984), Australian rules footballer
  • Will Corrie, British actor of the silent era
  • Edward Lyall Corrie (1848-1931), English rower
  • Emily Corrie (b. 1978), British Royal Navy sailor and former actress
  • Leslie Gordon Corrie (1859-1918), Australian architect and the mayor of Brisbane
  • The Rt Rev Daniel Corrie (1778-1837), English churchman, the inaugural Bishop of Madras

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  1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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The Corrie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corrie 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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