Corr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Corr family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Corr is a name for someone who lived in the parish of Hutton Corrie in the county of Dumfriesshire.
Early Origins of the Corr family
The surname Corr was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Corr family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corr research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1296, 1379, 1398, 1449, 1526, 1547 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Corr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Corr 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. Corr has been spelled Corrie, Corry, Corey, Correy, Corrye, Corie, Cory, Cawrie, Cawrey and many more.
Early Notables of the Corr family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corr family to Ireland
Some of the Corr family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Corr migration to the United States
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:
Typical Corr Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Corr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Casper Corr, who landed in America in 1725 
- Barbara Corr, who arrived in America in 1728 
Corr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Owen Corr, aged 31, who landed in Maryland in 1812 
- Eleanor Corr, who settled in Philadelphia in 1818
Corr migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Corr Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Corr, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833
- Mary Corr, who settled in Quebec, Canada in 1836
Corr migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Corr Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Ann Corr, aged 23, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
- Mary Corr, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
Corr migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Corr Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Charles Corr, (b. 1839), aged 22, British farm labourer travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 10th February 1862 
- Rose Corr, aged 30, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
- Patrick Corr, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1873
- Julia Corr, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1873
- John Corr, aged 1, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1873
Contemporary Notables of the name Corr (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Corr family
- Miss Helen Corr, aged 16, Irish Third Class passenger from Corglass, Longford who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 16 
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- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html