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The Irish name Carry originally appeared in Gaelic as O Ciardha. However, "Carey" and its spelling variations have also been used as the Anglicized forms of six other Irish patronymics: O Ceinin, O Ciarain, Mac Giolla Ceire, O Carra, Mac Giolla Chathair, and the nearly-extinct MacFhiachra.

Carry Early Origins



The surname Carry was first found in the county of Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh), the former Kingdom of Osraige (Ossory), located in Southeastern Ireland in the province of Leinster. Today Cary is a barony in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Carry Spelling Variations


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Carry Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Carry were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Carrie, Carry, Carre, Carie, Carrey, MacCarry, MacHarry, Mac Harris, O'Carey, Cary, M'Carrie, Kearey, Kearrie, Keerie, Keery, Keerey, M'Harrie, M'Harry, M'Hary, M'Harie and many more.

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Carry Early History


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Carry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carry research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1300, 1620, 1784, 1761 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Carry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Patrick Carrie, notable Irish patriot. Also, three famous brothers of the Carey name, John Carey, the inventor of the distress rocket for ships, went to London and taught school, becoming a most prolific writer, writing over 50 classics, including short stories and...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carry Notables 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



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Carry or a variant listed above, including:

Carry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Susan Carry, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • Thomas, Carry Jr., who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Thomas Carry, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1668
  • John Carry, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Edward Carry, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Carry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Carry, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Jarman Carry, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755
  • John Carry settled in Virginia in 1773
  • John Carry, who settled in Virginia in 1773
  • James Carry, who landed in America in 1796

Carry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Carry, aged 46, landed in Tennessee in 1812
  • I Carry, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Edward, James, Michael, Timothy, William Carry, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865

Carry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Carry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849
  • Eliza Carry, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"

Carry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Carry arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carry 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 12 April 2013 at 13:07.

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