Corrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The age-old tribe of the Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name Corrick. It is derived from the personal name Craig. Thus, Corrick is a patronymic name, taken from the given name of the father or some other ancestor of the bearer. However, Corrick may also be of local origin, referring to those who lived in or near the place called Carrick in Ayrshire.

Early Origins of the Corrick family

The surname Corrick was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, and were known as 'the men of Carrick'.

Duncan de Carrick (died 1250) was made the Mormaer (Earl) of Carrick by Scottish King Alexander I in 1186. He was a direct ancestor Robert the Bruce (Robert I), King of the Scots 1274-1329.

Early History of the Corrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corrick research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1224, 1296, 1370, 1380, 1370, 1371, 1717, 1779 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Corrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corrick Spelling Variations

In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Corrick has appeared as Carrick, Carick, Carich, Carrich, Karryck, Karrik, Karrick, Kerrich, Kerrick, Carrig, Carrigy, McCarrigy and many more.

Early Notables of the Corrick family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was John de Carrick (died c. 1380), a native of Carrick, Scotland, Chancellor of Scotland and Bishop-elect of Dunkeld (1370-1371.) David Garrick (1717-1779)...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Corrick family to Ireland

Some of the Corrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Corrick 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:

Corrick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Corrick, (b. 1824), aged 38, British shoemaker travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [1]
  • Mrs. Jane Corrick, (b. 1827), aged 35, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [1]
  • Miss Eliza Corrick, (b. 1846), aged 16, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [1]
  • Mr. Arthur Corrick, (b. 1848), aged 14, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [1]
  • Mr. Henry Corrick, (b. 1851), aged 11, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1862 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Corrick 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: Garde bien
Motto Translation: Watch well.


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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