The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name Ary comes from the name Macara,
which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.
Early Origins of the Ary family
The surname Ary 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.
Early History of the Ary family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ary research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Ary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ary Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Ary has been spelled McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.
Early Notables of the Ary family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Ary family to Ireland
Some of the Ary family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 204 words (15 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 Ary family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland
settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many settlers who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ary family emigrate to North America: 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Ary (post 1700)
- Jerry D. Ary, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 93rd District, 1974, 1978 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Jack Ary (1919-1974), French actor, known for his work on The Sucker (1965) Mademoiselle Strip-tease (1957) and Fury in Marrakesh (1966)