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Where did the English Kory family come from? What is the English Kory family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kory family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kory family history?The Kory surname is thought to be derived from the manor of Carrey, near Lisieux, Normandy. Some instances of this name come from Welsh and Cornish origins and are variations of the name Carew. Most of the Irish variations of this name are Anglicized forms of the Gaelic O Ciardha.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kory include Carey, Carrie, Carrey, Cary and others.
First found in Somerset, at Castle Cary, a market town and civil parish in south Somerset. The place dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Cari  and later in 1237, the place was recorded as Castelkary. It is generally believed that the castle was built by Walter of Douai (c.1046-1107), a Norman knight. The place was named after the River Cary.  Other early records were found in Guernsey.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kory research. Another 143 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1205, 1242, 1348, 1645, 1393, 1288, 1524, 1596, 1st , 1st , 1575, 1633, 1622, 1629, 1st , 1580, 1666, 1608, 1677, 1610, 1643, 1634, 1663, 1659 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Kory History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 243 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kory Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Kory family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Korys to arrive on North American shores: James Cary, who came to Charlestown, MA in 1639; Miles Cary, who arrived in Virginia, from Bristol in 1645, and served as Burgess from 1660-1665; Christopher Cary, a servant sent from Bristol to Virginia in 1665.
The Kory Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kory 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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