Early Origins of the Comrey family
The surname Comrey was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
in the parish of Comrie. " The name is derived from a Gaelic term signifying 'Confluence,' used in this instance in reference to the junction of the rivers Earn, Ruchill, and Lednock near the site of the church of Comrie. Several traces of camps and fortifications, some of which have been recently obliterated by the operations of husbandry, connect it with the military enterprises of the ancient Romans
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Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Comrey family
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Comrey Spelling Variations
Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations
result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Comrey has been spelled Comri, Comry, Combry, Comerie, Comerbrie, Cumry, Comrie, Comrye, Comerye, Comerbry, Cromerbyre, Combrie, Combrai, Comrai, Comraie, Combraie, Combrey, Comerie and many more.
Early Notables of the Comrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Comrey family to the New World and Oceana
The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Comrey or a variant listed above, including: Thomas Comry who arrived in Philadelphia in 1841; Alexander Comery arrived in New York State in 1774; M. Commerey landed in New Orleans in 1822.
The Comrey 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: Ad metam
Motto Translation: To the mark.