Corey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Corey has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as O Corraidh or O Corra.

Early Origins of the Corey family

The surname Corey was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Corey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corey research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Corey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corey Spelling Variations

Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Corey are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Corey, Cory, Coriell and others.

Early Notables of the Corey family (pre 1700)

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United States Corey migration to the United States +

In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of Irish families fled an Ireland that was forcibly held through by England through its imperialistic policies. A large portion of these families crossed the Atlantic to the shores of North America. The fate of these families depended on when they immigrated and the political allegiances they showed after they arrived. Settlers that arrived before the American War of Independence may have moved north to Canada at the war's conclusion as United Empire Loyalists. Such Loyalists were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Those that fought for the revolution occasionally gained the land that the fleeing Loyalist vacated. After this period, free land and an agrarian lifestyle were not so easy to come by in the East. So when seemingly innumerable Irish immigrants arrived during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s, free land for all was out of the question. These settlers were instead put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Whenever they came, 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 Corey or a variant listed above, including:

Corey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Giles Corey who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Miss Corey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1651 [1]
  • William Corey, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]
  • John Corey, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
Corey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Corey, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798 [1]
  • Jacob Corey, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798 [1]
Corey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ebenezer Corey, who settled in Portland Me. in 1820
  • Daniel Corey, who arrived in Sandusky Ohio in 1820
  • J. D. Michael Corey, who both arrived in New York in 1822
  • Michael Corey, aged 42, who landed in America in 1822 [1]
  • Caleb Corey, who settled in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Corey migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mrs. Sarah Corey, (née Griffin) U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Gideon Corey, "Coree" U.E. born in Rhode Island, New York, USA who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1783, passenger on the Union Transport from New York [2]

Australia Corey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Corey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Corey (aged 17), a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Jane Corey (aged 24), a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Mary Corey (aged 19), a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Miss Catherine Corey, (b. 1839), aged 17, Irish servant from Cork, Ireland travelling from Plymouth, Devon, UK aboard the ship "Aliquis" arriving in Adelaide, Australia on 26th August 1856 [3]
  • Miss Jane Corey, (b. 1832), aged 24, Irish servant from Cork, Ireland travelling from Plymouth, Devon, UK aboard the ship "Aliquis" arriving in Adelaide, Australia on 26th August 1856 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Corey (post 1700) +

  • "Professor" Irwin Corey (1914-2017), American comic, film actor and activist
  • Bryan Scott Corey (b. 1973), American Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher
  • Wendell Corey (1914-1968), American actor, best known for his roles in Rear Window (1954) and The Rainmaker (1956), President of Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences (1961-1963)
  • James Warren "Jim" Corey (1883-1956), American actor, who appeared in over 315 films
  • Jeff Corey (1914-2002), born Arthur Zwerling, American stage and screen actor and director; he became a well-respected acting teacher after being blacklisted in the 1950s
  • Elias James Corey (b. 1928), American chemist and co-winner of the Wolf Prize in Chemistry (1986), the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1990) and the Priestly Medal (2004)
  • Robert Brainard Corey (1897-1971), American biochemist
  • John Corey (1700-1731), English actor and dramatist, born in Barnstaple who came of an ancient family in Cornwall [4]
  • Ronald Corey CM (b. 1938), Canadian businessman and former professional NHL ice hockey executive with the Montreal Canadiens
  • Albert Corey (1878-1904), born Louis Albert Coray, a French two-time silver medalist at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Dr. Constance Corey (1932-1979), American passenger, currently residing in Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [5]
RMS Titanic
  • Mrs. Mary Phyllis Elizabeth Corey (d. 1912), (née Miller), aged 30, American Second Class passenger from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Ernest Eugene Corey, American Pharmacist's Mate Third Class from Washington, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [7]


Suggested Readings for the name Corey +

  • 2173 "The American Corys (also the Coreys)" by Vernon Corey, "The Corys (also the Coreys)" by Charles E. Corey.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Ships List Passenger Lists Ship Aliquis (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/aliquis1856.shtml
  4. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020
  5. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  7. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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