Orrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Orrie family were born. Their name comes from the name Macara, which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.

Early Origins of the Orrie family

The surname Orrie was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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.

Important Dates for the Orrie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orrie research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Orrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Orrie Spelling Variations

In various documents Orrie has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.

Early Notables of the Orrie family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Orrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Orrie family to Ireland

Some of the Orrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Orrie family

The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Orrie or a variant listed above include: three people by the name of John McAree who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855; 1861 and 1869; Owen arrived in 1870. James and John MacCarry settled in New England in 1805..

Contemporary Notables of the name Orrie (post 1700)

  • Orrie C. Bumpus, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940 [1]

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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