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Goree Surname History



The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Goree family. Their name comes from the personal name Goraidh, an Old Norse forename. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Goraidh, which means son of Goraidh. or son of Godfrey.

Early Origins of the Goree family


The surname Goree was first found in on the Isle of Skye, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Goree family


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Goree Spelling Variations


The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Goree has been recorded as MacGorrie, MacGorry, MacGory, MacGorey and others.

Early Notables of the Goree family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Goree family to the New World and Oceana


Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Goree, or a variant listed above: Hugh MacGorry, who came to Philadelphia in 1852; David and James MacGory, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856; and Thomas MacGorrie, who was on record in Texas in 1875..

Contemporary Notables of the name Goree (post 1700)


  • John D. Goree, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1940, 1952, 1956 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. G. Goree, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1896 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Churchill P. Goree, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1912, 1920 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Roger Goree (b. 1951), American football player in the Canadian Football League for eight seasons
  • Captain Thomas Jewett "TJ" Goree (1835-1905), American Confederate Lieutenant in the First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War, he was portrayed by Ivan Kane in the film Gettysburg (1993)
  • Marcus Goree (b. 1977), American professional basketball player
  • Billye Goree Burns, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Goree Ashford, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Historic Events for the Goree family



Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Joseph W Goree (b. 1966), American Private from Edwardsville, Illinois, USA who died in the crash [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Frank Goree (d. 1912), aged 40, English Greaser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

The Goree Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.


See Also



Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
  5. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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