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The ancient name Carrig was first used by the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the 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.

Carrig Early Origins



The surname Carrig was first found in 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.

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Carrig Spelling Variations


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Carrig Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason 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.

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Carrig Early History


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Carrig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrig research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1224, 1296, 1370, 1380, 1370 and 1371 are included under the topic Early Carrig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carrig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carrig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carrig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carrig In Ireland


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Carrig In Ireland



Some of the Carrig family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carrig Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Carrig, aged 31, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Mary A. Carrig, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Bridget Carrig, aged 22, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"
  • Honora Carrig, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"
  • Kate Carrig, aged 18, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrig (post 1700)



  • Kacey Carrig (b. 1992), American model
  • John A. Carrig (b. 1952), American businessman, CEO and President of ConocoPhillips

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carrig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carrig Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 December 2015 at 06:48.

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