Carrigg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A people of the Scottish/English Borderlands known as the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Carrigg. It is derived from the personal name Craig. Thus, Carrigg is a patronymic name, taken from the given name of the father or some other ancestor of the bearer. However, Carrigg may also be of local origin, referring to those who lived in or near the place called Carrick in Ayrshire.

Early Origins of the Carrigg family

The surname Carrigg 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 Carrigg family

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Carrigg Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Carrigg has been spelled Carrick, Carick, Carich, Carrich, Karryck, Karrik, Karrick, Kerrich, Kerrick, Carrig, Carrigy, McCarrigy and many more.

Early Notables of the Carrigg family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Carrigg family to Ireland

Some of the Carrigg 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.

Carrigg migration to Australia

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

Carrigg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Carrigg, aged 29, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames" [1]
  • Patrick Carrigg, aged 29, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [2]
  • Joanne Carrigg, aged 30, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [2]
  • Michael Carrigg, aged 4, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [2]
  • Mary Carrigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Carrigg (post 1700)

  • Joseph Leonard Carrigg (1901-1989), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1953-1959)

Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
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