Early Origins of the Comrie family
The surname Comrie 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 Comrie family
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Comrie Spelling Variations
Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations
of the name Comrie include 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 Comrie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Comrie family to Ireland
Some of the Comrie family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Comrie family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Comrie or a variant listed above, including:
Comrie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Margaret Comrie, who arrived in Virginia in 1739 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Comrie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mike Comrie, aged 23, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1905
- Tom Comrie, aged 25, who landed in America from Coatbridge, in 1905
- William Comrie, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Alva, in 1907
- Margt. Comrie, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Kirkintellock, Scotland, in 1912
- Mary Comrie, aged 60, who landed in America from Blairgouie, Scotland, in 1912
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Comrie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Comrie, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
Contemporary Notables of the name Comrie (post 1700)
- Leroy Comrie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Neil Comrie (b. 1947), former Chief Commissioner of Police for Victoria, Australia
- Leslie John Comrie (1893-1950), New Zealand astronomer, eponym of the lunar "Comrie Crater"
- Bernard Comrie (b. 1947), British-born linguist
- Paul Comrie (b. 1977), Canadian former professional ice hockey forward
The Comrie 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.