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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.

Carrigg Early Origins



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.

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Carrigg Spelling Variations


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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.

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Carrigg Early History


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Carrigg Early History



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

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Carrigg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carrigg Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Carrigg In Ireland


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Carrigg In Ireland



Some of the Carrigg 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:

Carrigg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrigg (post 1700)


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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)

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Motto


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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    The Carrigg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carrigg 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 19 August 2015 at 15:27.

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