Carrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish name Carrie originally appeared in Gaelic as O Ciardha. However, "Carey" and its spelling variations have also been used as the Anglicized forms of six other Irish patronymics: O Ceinin, O Ciarain, Mac Giolla Ceire, O Carra, Mac Giolla Chathair, and the nearly-extinct MacFhiachra.

Early Origins of the Carrie family

The surname Carrie was first found in the county of Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster. Today Cary is a barony in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Early History of the Carrie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrie research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1300, 1620, 1784, 1761 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Carrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Carrie Spelling Variations

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Carrie dating from that time include Carrie, Carry, Carre, Carie, Carrey, MacCarry, MacHarry, Mac Harris, O'Carey, Cary, M'Carrie, Kearey, Kearrie, Keerie, Keery, Keerey, M'Harrie, M'Harry, M'Hary, M'Harie and many more.

Early Notables of the Carrie family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Patrick Carrie, notable Irish patriot. Also, three famous brothers of the Carey name, John Carey, the inventor of the distress rocket for ships, went to London and taught school, becoming a most prolific writer, writing over 50 classics, including short stories and poems. The next brother, William, a painter and engraver, stayed in Dublin...
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United States Carrie migration to the United States +

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Carrie:

Carrie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Carrie, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 [1]
  • Clare Carrie who settled in Georgia in 1794 with her husband John
  • Clare Carrie who settled in Georgia in 1794, with her husband John
Carrie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lewis Carrie, who settled in New Orleans in 1823

Australia Carrie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Carrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Carrie, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt" [2]
  • William Carrie, aged 18, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 [2]

New Zealand Carrie migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Carrie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Carrie, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843

Contemporary Notables of the name Carrie (post 1700) +

  • Jean Augustin Carrié de Boissy, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Carrie Olver (b. 1967), Canadian TV personality from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • Carrie McGowan Bethel (1898-1974), born Carrie McGowan, an American basketmaker associated with Yosemite National Park, one of her baskets fetched 216,250 US dollars in 2006
  • Carrie Vonderhaar, American photographer, known for her work on Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures (2006), Case of the Sponge 'Bob' (2005) and Voices of the Voiceless (2011)
  • Carrie Ann Lucas (1971-2019), American lawyer, disability rights advocate, and activist, founder of Disabled Parents Rights
  • Carrie Estelle Doheny, wife of Edward Doheny, American founder of Doheny Eye Institute (Doheny Eye or DEI) in 1947, a basic and clinical research center, among the top 5 ophthalmology institutes in the United States
  • Carrie Rauch, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008 [4]
  • Carrie Crowley (b. 1964), Irish actress, Gaeilgeoir and former radio and television presenter
  • Carrie Stauber, American actress, known for her roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Murder One (1995) and Ally McBeal (1997)
  • Carrie L. Hemmer, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1950

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Edwin Carrie, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [5]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The AGINCOURT 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Agincourt.htm
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jean Carrié. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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