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Where did the Irish MacRory family come from? What is the Irish MacRory family crest and coat of arms? When did the MacRory family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the MacRory family history?There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. MacRory originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Ruaidhri, which means son of Rory.
A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name MacRory include MacCreary, MacCreery, MacCrary, MacCrory and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacRory research. Another 459 words(33 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1298, and 1800 are included under the topic Early MacRory History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early MacRory Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name MacRory to North America:
MacRory Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
MacRory Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The MacRory Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacRory 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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