personal name Craig. Thus, Carrig is a patronymic name, taken from the given name of the father or some other ancestor of the bearer. However, Carrig may also be of local origin, referring to those who lived in or near the place called Carrick in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Carrig family
Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, and were known as 'the men of Carrick'. Duncan de Carrick (died 1250) was made the Mormaer (Earl) of Carrick by Scottish King Alexander I in 1186. He was a direct ancestor Robert the Bruce (Robert I), King of the Scots 1274-1329.
Early History of the Carrig family
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Carrig Spelling Variations
spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Carrig has been spelled Carrick, Carick, Carich, Carrich, Karryck, Karrik, Karrick, Kerrich, Kerrick, Carrig, Carrigy, McCarrigy and many more.
Early Notables of the Carrig family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carrig family to Ireland
Some of the Carrig family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Carrig family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Carrig Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Carrig (post 1700)
The Carrig 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: Garde bien
Motto Translation: Watch well.
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