Carrig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Carrig family

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.

Important Dates for the Carrig family

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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.

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. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Carrig migration to Australia

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

Carrig Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Carrig, aged 31, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [1]
  • Mary A. Carrig, aged 23, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [1]
  • Bridget Carrig, aged 22, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [2]
  • Honora Carrig, aged 20, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [2]
  • Kate Carrig, aged 18, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
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