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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.

Early History of 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.
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Migration of the Carrigg family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  • Patrick Carrigg, aged 29, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  • Joanne Carrigg, aged 30, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  • Michael Carrigg, aged 4, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  • Mary Carrigg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  • ... (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)

The Carrigg 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


  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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